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mkinitramfs - generate an initramfs image
mkinitramfs [-d confdir] [-k] [-o outfile] [-r root] [version]
The mkinitramfs script generates an initramfs image. The initramfs is
an cpio archive. At boot time, the kernel unpacks that archive into
ram disk, mounts and uses it as initial root file system. All finding
of the root device happens in this early userspace.
Set an alternate configuration directory to obtain hooks,
scripts and configuration files from, instead of
-k Keep the temporary directory used to make the image.
Write the image to outfile.
Override the ROOT setting in mkinitramfs.conf.
The default configuration file for the script. See
initramfs.conf(8) for a description of the available
Specified modules will be put in the generated image and loaded
when the system boots. The format - one per line - is identical
to that of /etc/modules, which is described in modules(5).
If this file exists, it will be appended to the initramfs in a
way that causes it to be loaded by ACPI.
The initramfs-tools are written by Jeff Bailey <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This manual is maintained by Maximilian Attems <email@example.com>.
$Date: 2005/07/15 $ MKINITRAMFS(8)