I am working with a fresh install of Debian and following the instructions online.

I went through instructions 1 through 17 but I can't reboot because I it couldn't make the initrd file. I don't know if there is something more I need to do or if it is something broken. I would appreciate someone pointing me in the right direction.

Here is the output I'm geting when trying to install the kernel for a second time. (meaning I installed got the errors, then ran the command again to capture the output.)


Reading package lists...

Building dependency tree...

Reading state information...

linux-image-2.6.14-ssi-686-smp is already the newest version.

The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:

  libklibc klibc-utils libvolume-id0 grub-common

Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.

0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

1 not fully installed or removed.

After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.

Setting up linux-image-2.6.14-ssi-686-smp (1.9.6-6) ...

Running depmod.

Finding valid ramdisk creators.

Using /usr/sbin/mkinitrd to build the ramdisk.

cpio: initrd/lib/i686/cmov/libc.so.6 not created: newer or same age version exists

cpio: initrd/lib/libcluster.so.0 not created: newer or same age version exists

Not a HASH reference at /sbin/mkboottab line 46.

Error generating boottab.  Try again

run-parts: /etc/mkinitrd/scripts/tabonly-install exited with return code 1

/usr/sbin/mkinitrd failed to create initrd image.

Failed to create initrd image.

dpkg: error processing linux-image-2.6.14-ssi-686-smp (--configure):

 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 9

Errors were encountered while processing: