[PLUG] Ubuntu 12.04 server kernel upgrade hangs on update-initramfs

Kaustubh Gadkari kaustubh.gadkari at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 10:56:17 PDT 2012

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 8:58 PM, Sunil Beta Baskar <betasam at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3 August 2012 12:53, Rebanta Ghosh <ghosh.rebanta at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey Friend;
>> can u please tell me like plug where i could find organisiations that deals
>> with unix issues.
>> so that i can report my problem to them.
>> Regards
>> Rebanto.
> Having run a server myself running Ubuntu - which later was migrated
> to Debian here are a few quick thoughts:
> - Use a LTS version that is _REALLY_ for a server (read Debian Stable)

Yes, I am considering moving this server over to Debian.

> - not many loopholes
> - If your server is mostly doing "Routing" please use Debian/FreeBSD
> - On Ubuntu, this command simplifies creating a RAMFS: $ mkinitramfs
> -c -k 3.2.xx (3.2.xx is the full version name of the new kernel.)
>   - Please avoid using vanilla kernels on "Ubuntu" (a reason I
> switched to Debian) - you need to pull Ubuntu's kernel
>   - Support for that is available from Canonical's forums [ visit:
> http://www.ubuntu.com/community ]
>   - Support for Debian is available at http://www.debian.org - for
> servers, use stable - no testing/experimental/unstable
> For specific help on "mkinitramfs" or "mkinitrd" please try it out
> once, and if you are indeed getting an error, please post a short
> snippet of the message - that'd be useful for everyone.

That's the problem .. there is no error message. mkinitramfs just sits
there forever, trying to add the modules.


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Kaustubh Gadkari

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