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SubjectRe: mkinitrd w/ 2.4.18
On Thu, 28 Mar 2002, Matthew Walburn wrote:

> hi there,
>
> i'm having problems getting mkinitrd to work with 2.4.18 in a redhat 7.2 system. are there any kernel options that i should be aware of to get this to work properly that i'm somehow missing?
>
> thanks
> -matt

Try this patch:

diff -ur mkinitrd-3.2.6-orig/mkinitrd mkinitrd-3.2.6/mkinitrd
--- mkinitrd-3.2.6-orig/mkinitrd Wed Sep 5 21:38:18 2001
+++ mkinitrd-3.2.6/mkinitrd Fri Mar 1 09:34:22 2002
@@ -309,9 +309,9 @@
echo "Using modules: $MODULES"
fi

-MNTIMAGE=`mktemp -d /tmp/initrd.XXXXXX`
-IMAGE=`mktemp /tmp/initrd.img.XXXXXX`
-MNTPOINT=`mktemp -d /tmp/initrd.mnt.XXXXXX`
+MNTIMAGE=$(mktemp -d $TMPDIR/initrd.XXXXXX) || exit 1
+IMAGE=$(mktemp $TMPDIR/initrd.img.XXXXXX) || exit 1
+MNTPOINT=$(mktemp -d $TMPDIR/initrd.mnt.XXXXXX) || exit 1
RCFILE=$MNTIMAGE/linuxrc

if [ -z "$MNTIMAGE" -o -z "$IMAGE" -o -z "$MNTPOINT" ]; then
As far as I know Red Hat's latest mkinitrd (in rawhide?) has fixed this
problem. Also, don't forget to set TMPDIR to somewhere other than a tmpfs
filesystem. You see, you cannot bind regular files on a tmpfs to loopback
devices.

Regards,
Tigran

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