help mounting/extracting my initrd
I have been tinkering with a gentoo*-based mini distro. I updated the kernel and made some customizations but I have been totally unable to mount/extract the inital ramdisk (from /boot/initrd.img). I honestly don't know if this file is old style (mounted block device) or new style (gzipped cpio). I tried every method I could find and I was unable to mount or extract this initrd image!
If you're able to extract or mount this image, please let me know how you did it, so I can give it a try here! Also, let me know how to un-do it, that is how to reassemble the image so I can put it back into service.
Thank you in advance!!!
* I posted this same question to the Gentoo forums, but since this is more of a generic linux question (being about initrd) I figured it was worth a try asking here too, especially since this has been such a stumper for me!