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Old 03-17-2004, 04:22 PM   #1
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mkinitrd


Hi -

I am running Sorcerer, which does not provide a mkinitrd script. I want to _understand_ the initrd process and build my own mkinitrd script. Does anyone know (I have googled my heart out) where I can find a detailed description of the mkinitrd/initrd process so I can make my own mkinitrd script.

I am running the latest 2.6 kernel (2.6.5-rc1).

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Old 03-17-2004, 07:46 PM   #2
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"I am running Sorcerer, which does not provide a mkinitrd script. I want to _understand_ the initrd process and build my own mkinitrd script. Does anyone know (I have googled my heart
out) where I can find a detailed description of the mkinitrd/initrd process so I can make my own mkinitrd script."

I suggest that you download the mkinitrd script from one of the distributions that has mkinitrd. Use that script as a pattern to create your own mkinitrd script for Sorcerer.


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Old 03-17-2004, 10:26 PM   #3
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also if you have the manual page documentation installed,
try 'man mkinitrd'

that will display a handbook of the command.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 12:36 AM   #4
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Thank you -

Will download a script. No manpage on Sorcerer, but lots online.

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Old 03-24-2004, 04:04 PM   #5
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i don't think 2.6 requires an initrd anymore. it should run just fine without it.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 06:26 AM   #6
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if his root file system needed a modules or something he need Ramdisk to load the module for the root file system device. for example raid 1

you can check the

less /usr/src/linux-2.6.4/Documentation/ramdisk.txt

that should give you some info about it

hope that helps
 
Old 03-29-2004, 10:44 AM   #7
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oh alright. i don't have any special hardware so i wouldn't know about that. i guess if he does have raid then he'll need the ramdisk
 
  


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