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Old 04-30-2010, 01:13 PM   #1
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Initramfs vs Initrd

Is it possible to convert a initramfs to a initrd file?

Additionally is there a way to compile newer kernels as a initrd instead of a initramfs cpio archive. I have tried compiling with "Initramfs source file(s) = " in my .config file but I still get a cpio archive.

I am trying to reproduce a custom boot cd with a newer os, the original used an initrd with a linuxrc file. As far as I understand I cannot get a linuxrc file to run inside a initramfs cpio archive.

OS - Centos 5.4
kernel 2.6.18-164

Thanks for any help.
Old 05-03-2010, 05:13 AM   #2
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I am not sure about this.
But when you use Initramfs source files and specify a directory it should automatically create the image and include it in the kernel.

You can just extract an initramfs and modify the scripts.


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