root@cliu-HP-ZBook-15:/# apt-get install mkinitrd   
Reading package lists... Done   
Building dependency tree   
Reading state information... Done   
E: Unable to locate package mkinitrd

Can somebody tell how to install mkinitrd?

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You can't install every piece of software that way - Ubuntu only has a limited list in it's memory. Also, mkinitrd doesn't exist on Ubuntu.

A bit of research would have shown you that:

"In ubuntu mkinitramfs command is used instead of mkinitrd"

Source, from this google search.

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