problem with initramfs and initrd

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http://www.linuxforums.org – hello everyone i tried to compile linux kernel 2.6.31 on Fedora 12 the make , make modules and modules install ran successfully but problem with make install while trying to create image it looks for mkinitrd command which is not available i downloaded and installed the mkinitrd pckg and make install was now successful i got kernel img and initrd img in /boot also grub was updated properly but i m not able to boot up the new kernel the problem the initrd seems to be and uknown type file and the current kernel has initramfs img with a .cpio extn any solutions plz help thanx (HowTos)