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Hello I am using debian and downloaded a new kernel 2.6.28.2 and compiled successfully using make make modules_install make install in the final step it shows " GRUB is installed. ...
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    Problem at booting with new kernel


    Hello

    I am using debian and downloaded a new kernel 2.6.28.2 and compiled successfully using

    make
    make modules_install
    make install

    in the final step it shows " GRUB is installed. To automatically switch to new kernels, point your
    default entry in menu.lst to /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28.2rakesh "

    then i updated grub with update-grub command and opened menu.lst but it does not have any

    and booted my system and new kernel is not working

    then i check my menu.lst

    title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.28.2rakesh Default (single-user mode)
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda6 ro single
    savedefault

    there is no entry for initrd.img ..

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    Did you forget
    mkinitrd -o /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28.2rakesh
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    Even after adding initrd ,if you are unable to boot. Post the error messages
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    hi

    i installed yaird and then created new img using
    mkinitrd.yaird -o /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28.2rakesh

    and added the same into /boot/grub/menu.lst under

    kernel vmlinuz-2.6.28.2.rakesh
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28.2rakesh

    error after executing rebooting:

    /sys/block/sda/dev : no directory

    /sys/block/sda/sda6/dev

    kernel panic - not syncing : attemp to kill ini5
    dumping ftrace buffer
    (ftrace buffer empty)

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