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       mkinitrd.conf - configuration file for mkinitrd


       The  behaviour  of  mkinitrd(8)  may  be altered by changing this file.
       This file is meant to be parsed as a shell script thus the  syntactical
       rules of a shell script will apply.  See sh(1) for more details.


              The  legal  values are all, most, dep and none.  All modules are
              included on the image if it is set to all.  Setting it  to  most
              will  cause  mkinitrd(8) to exclude modules which are considered
              unlikely to be necessary in the process of bringing  up  a  root
              file  system.   Setting  it to dep will cause mkinitrd(8) to use
              modprobe(8)  to  calculate  exactly  what  modules  are  needed.
              Setting  it  to  none  will cause mkinitrd(8) to not include any
              modules,    even    if     modules     were     specified     in

       DELAY  The  number  of  seconds the linuxrc script should wait to allow
              the user to interrupt it before the system is brought up.

       ROOT   If this is set to probe, mkinitrd(8) will try to  determine  the
              modules   needed   to  bring  up  the  root  file  system  using
              /etc/fstab.  It will also insert code onto the image in order to
              setup a software RAID device if necessary.  This can be disabled
              by setting it to a null string.  If you get the error  ‘‘Unknown
              root  device’’  then  this setting must be disabled and you will
              need to set up the initrd image manually.

              If you wish to use an alternative root device, you  can  specify
              it  here  and  mkinitrd(8)  will  use that to figure out what is
              needed.  You can also set the file  system  type  of  your  root
              device  by  appending  it  to  the value of ROOT with a space in
              between.  You will need to quote the entire value  as  otherwise
              the shell will interpret the file system type as a command.

              This  variable replaces the obsolete PROBE variable.  The values
              probe and the null string correspond to the values  on  and  off
              for PROBE.

       UMASK  The  umask  is  used  during  the  construction of the directory
              structure and the final image.

              This should be a command that produces an initrd image  given  a
              directory.   It  must  contain two occurrences of %s.  The first
              one will be replaced by  the  path  to  the  directory  for  the
              candidate  image.  The other one will be replaced by the name of
              the output file.  This can be used to produce  images  of  types
              other  than  CRAMFS.  For example, to generate ROMFS images, set
              MKIMAGE to genromfs -d %s -f %s.

              If this is set to yes then busybox(1) will be  included  on  the
              initrd image.

              If  this is set to yes then the scripts under /usr/share/initrd-
              tools/scripts will be run when the initrd image is made.

              This value will be assigned  to  LD_LIBRARY_PATH  when  mkinitrd
              determines  the  library  dependencies  of binaries that will be
              copied onto the image.

       RESUME If this is set, default to this partition to use  for  resuming.
              The  resume=  passed  on  the  command  line  will override this
              setting.  The kernel needs to have  the  power  management  (PM)
              config’s enabled.

       RESUME If  this  is set, default to this partition to use for resuming.
              The resume= passed  on  the  command  line  will  override  this




       Herbert Xu <>