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Old 06-28-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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mkinitrd question from new slacker


I have stopped being a distro hopper and have settled on Slackware since 13.0. I have even gotten a subscription I really like it but, to be honest, have only just started. I have been reading README.initrd and have been thinking about trying this.

I have seen references to a script that produces the mkinitrd command line. I am not sure where to find it. I looked in /boot so far but did not see it there. Can someone help on this? I figure it will be a "doh!" moment....

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Old 06-28-2010, 03:56 PM   #2
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It's one of Eric's. You can find it here, http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/tools/ along with some other nice scripts.

 
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Thank you, GazL!!! That is a great site for me to learn I see (I worked my way back to the home page and have it bookmarked).

I have read Rute and also the slackbook (even bought the slackbook to read at work) and I am learning the basics. I was spoiled with Ubuntu but never felt as in control as I do now. I have been having fun learning little things like when I made a .bashrc file why did xterm and rxvt use it but not Konsole...fun stuff (figured it out too after some googling). I really want to get where I understand more and more...
 
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That script, mkinitrd_command_generator.sh, is in /usr/share/mkinitrd.
 
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So it is. I wasn't aware of that. Thanks brian. Is that new for 13.1?
 
Old 06-28-2010, 04:33 PM   #6
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Think it was included in 13.0, but I'm not sure.
 
Old 06-28-2010, 04:35 PM   #7
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That script, mkinitrd_command_generator.sh, is in /usr/share/mkinitrd.
Yes indeed and had I thought to locate it... sigh...just tried it and there it is. And to think I took the time to updatedb.... always something new to learn
 
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And to think I took the time to updatedb.... always something new to learn
lol. At least you're having fun.

And as I just proved. There's always something you don't know.
 
Old 06-28-2010, 05:56 PM   #9
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Think it was included in 13.0, but I'm not sure.
Yep, it was.

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Old 06-28-2010, 06:31 PM   #10
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hehe. Shows how much attention I pay. I failed to notice the existence of xorgsetup for quite a few releases too. Could have kicked myself when I eventually noticed it!
 
Old 06-28-2010, 06:37 PM   #11
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After I installed 13.0, I got that script from Eric's site as usual, then I read somewhere (?) that it was in /usr/share/mkinitrd. So it caught me out as well.
 
Old 06-28-2010, 07:34 PM   #12
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lol. At least you're having fun.

And as I just proved. There's always something you don't know.
Yes, fun it is indeed I keep what I learn in a notebook too. I use it to take notes too when I read man pages or a how-to.
 
  


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