[Grml] update-initramfs kernel upgrade

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Mon Oct 12 14:26:34 CEST 2009

* Dietmar Segbert <didi.segbert at arcor.de> [20091011 19:10]:

> i want to upgrade my kernel from 2.6.23 to 2.6.31. So i upgrade my grml on  
> my external usb-harddisk as follows:

> 1. strat grml
> 2. edit /etc/apt/sources-list and set the germl and debian to unstable
> 3. aptitude dist-upgrade
> 4. install the kernel 2.6.31-grml wth this modules as described in an  
> earlier mail from mika
> 5. update-initramfs -c -t -k 2.6.31-grml

> 6 starting from dos with linld097 image=vml2631 initrd=i2631.gz "cl=root=/ 
> dev/sda5 speakup.(or _)synth=apollo blind nodhpc vga=normal"

With "speakup.(or _)synth=apollo" you mean neither
"speakup.synth=apollo" nor "speakup_synth=apollo" work for you?

> But the system will not start. If i unpack the initrd-file, i did not  
> found the speakup-modules.

The speakup modules aren't part of the initramfs but instead are
loaded on request in userspace.

> What must i do to become speakup to work with my apollo-synthesizer?

What does happen if you manually invoke 'modprobe speakup_apollo'
after booting? You have speakup-modules-2.6.31-grml installed on
your box, right?

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