Comment 12 for bug 37527

Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

I have been speaking with a user on irc having this issue and it sounds like the problem is that the kernel package does not get installed when using an existing /boot partition. The user reported that the /lib/modules directory was empty on /target, but somehow the new kernel got installed in /boot. I am not sure how the kernel image can be installed without the modules in the same package. It is the lack of the modules that causes update-initramfs to fail.

So it sounds like this bug should be reassigned as the problem isn't with initramfs-tools.