I collected for a friend the engine under its iron, while I got two packages — kernel image and headers. But for mysterious reasons I consistently in "sudo make-kpkg --initrd kernel_image kernel_headers" is not generated initrd I then collected separately when doing it for myself.
Now the question is:
The kernel gcc-4.5.1, with another 4.3 and older. The ability to get to his computer physically, no Internet there either, to teach other to do it all problematic. Hence the questions:
1) do you Use gcc at all when building the initrd?
2) If used, then is it important that the kernel much newer version?
3) How to make initrd on my machine in advance if the answers to the previous questions is "Yes"?