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Old 02-13-2006, 08:27 PM   #1
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difference between initrd and initramfs

What are the differences between initrd and initramfs?

I used gentoo genkernel to make a kernel, and it only put an initrd file in /boot.

It modified grub to point at an initramfs file.
Old 02-14-2006, 12:03 AM   #2
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Not a lot. Different version of the same thing, Grub will support both but not two at the same time for obvious reasons. I've heard initramfs has a few more features than initrd but I'm not an expert, my kernel packages come with a script that generates a new initramfs image with my modules, gensplash and everything else I love Arch lol


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