.. title: Linux Mint: "Warning: No support for locale: en_US.UTF-8" in update-initramfs .. slug: linux-mint-warning-no-support-for-locale-en_us-utf-8-in-update-initramfs .. date: 2014-09-05 22:26:53 .. tags: linux, locale .. category: .. link: .. description: .. type: text After installing Linux Mint 17 in a VM I started the Update Manager to get the latest updates, including kernel. In the details window I saw this error: :: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.13.0-24-generic Warning: No support for locale: en_US.UTF-8 .. TEASER_END: Read more Thanks to `Tip: fix for update-initramfs "No support for local ..." `_ I found the cause and the solution. Cause (quoting from the source post): "The problem is that /usr/share/initramfs- tools/hooks/root_locale is expecting to see individual locale directories in /usr/lib/locale, but locale-gen is configured to generate an archive file by default." Solution: Run `locale-gen` again (but use directories not archive file) and then `update-initramfs`. :: sudo locale-gen --purge --no-archive sudo update-initramfs -u -t Note: I published this post originally at `Linux Mint: “Warning: No support for locale: en_US.UTF-8″ in update-initramfs `_. Migrated to Nikola in February 2015.