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Old 05-07-2013, 01:44 PM   #1
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Changing the init script of an initrd is not seemingly working


I have a CentOS LiveUSB and I was trying to modify the init script there. I extrated the initrd0.img file and I was able to find an init file in the syslinux directory. I added a line

shred -u -n 1 /dev/sdb

at the very first line of it. Yet when I repackage the initrd0.img and try to boot through the live usb, there is nothing changed to the disk (ie the initi script should execute the shred commmand). The disk (/dev/sdb) has two partitions and there is a RHEL OS installed. After the shred command when the system is rebooted, the RHEL OS boots without any issue. Hence the shred command is not working at all.

If I run the shred command from with the live usb, the disks are wiped as expected. Hence I think the problem might be with the init script. Now how can I find the correct init script and effectively run the shred command from live usb?

Old 05-07-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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Can you some one at least tell me how to locate the init script of an initrd? I find one in the syslinux directory of my USB driver but which looks different from the one in /etc/syslinux/init of the running initrd.



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