All of your loopback devices are in use.
mkinitrd failed

It looks like my host compiled and installed my current kernel without loopback support, and without raid support.

But.. from what I understand, this is kind of a catch 22. I went to my kernel syc folder, and it looks like my current kernel doesn't have loopback support enabled.

How can I compile a new kernel and install it if my current, running kernel doesn't have loopback support? Is there a way around this? Or do I have to tell them to format my box, and configure my kernel correctly this time?