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Loading a proprietary disk driver into Ubuntu Server Initramfs

I have a Revodrive 3 X2, and I am installing Ubuntu on it. I followed the guide by Alex Burgess for a complete fresh copy. I also topped this guide (which works perfectly when using the exact ubuntu ...
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Disable/Remove initrd image during booting

I am trying to boot Linux (Ubuntu 12.10) without an initrd image. There are various sources online, but I'm not able to find anything that is detailed. There are many pointers as to how to achieve ...
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12.04, Kernel 3.2.0-55 & cryptsetup

I am running into a problem regarding the following setup: Partitions: /dev/sde1 cryptswap /dev/sde2 cryptroot |_ /dev/vg_root/lv_root / |_ /dev/vg_root/lv_usr /usr/local |_ ...
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run-init: nuking initramfs contents: directory not empty, then kernel panic

I did an apt-get upgrade on my clusters's head node (13.04 server) and since then it won't boot at all. The system kernel panics very early in boot with the message: run-init: nuking initramfs ...
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update-initramfs: /usr/share/initramfs-tools/hooks/fixrtc failed with return 1

I'm using Kubuntu 13.04 x64. I found out about this problem after installing Nvidia drivers from jockey and seeing that nouveau was still loading instead. I tried to manually reinstalling ...
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How to reduce the size of initrd.img on Ubuntu 13.04

with my latest upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04, the initrd.img-3.8.0-21-generic file is now 32M. This is creating me problem with upgrading to newer kernels as I have /boot partition of just 96MB. What can I ...
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update-initramfs is stuck

Today I wanted to install virtualbox (4.2) in Ubuntu 12.10 and went to the Software Center. After clicking on the 'Install' button in the USC virtualbox was being downloaded and installed. I waited ...
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disable initramfs in order to accelerate boot process

I was wondering if it is possible to disable initramfs on an ext4 partition in order to reduce the time it takes Ubuntu (12.04) to boot. See source here! Instead, setting up the root device directly ...
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Don't want RAID to autostart

I have software RAID in my system, and I would REALLY like it NOT to automatically start at system boot. Ubuntu system is installed on a partition not on a RAID (no need whatsoever to start raid for ...
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How to recover broken Xubuntu 12.04 (Recovery Mode) No Data Loss? [closed]

I've been working on my problem(s) since yesterday morning. I had a bad shut down on my system. Upon reboot Grub seemed fine I was able to mount my encrypted drive, and delivered to lightdm login ...
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Stuck at Busybox v1.18.4 (ubuntu 1:1.18.4-2ubuntu2) built-in shell (ash) Enter help for a list of commands

I've installed win 7 and ubuntu 11.04. I was trying to upgrade my machine to 11.10. It was all good, it installed all the upgrades and asked me to restart. After restarting I got the login screen ...
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How to customize the initrd embedded in or coming with the kernel image

I would like to add some tools and not just kernel modules into the initrd (initramfs-based). Now I'm aware of how to unpack and how to pack the initrd with cpio and have even written a hook for ...
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Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/rtl_nic/rtl8168d-2.fw for module r8169 with 2.6.38 kernel

I notice when I do: sudo update-initramfs -u With the latest kernel release (2.6.38) I get the following warning messages: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.38-3-generic-pae W: ...
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Switch to a targeted initrd after setup?

During the Ubuntu Server setup, I was given a choice to install a 'targeted' initrd with only the modules my computer needs. I chose the other option, 'generic'. How can I install a 'targeted' initrd ...