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       mkinitramfs - generate an initramfs image


       mkinitramfs [-d confdir] [-k] [-o outfile] [-r root] [version]

       mkinitramfs [--supported-host-version= hversion]

       mkinitramfs [--supported-target-version= tversion]


       The  mkinitramfs script generates an initramfs image.  The initramfs is
       a gzipped cpio archive. The archive can be used on a different  box  of
       the  same  arch  with  the  corresponding Linux kernel.  mkinitramfs is
       meant for advanced usage. On your local box update-initramfs should  do
       all necessary steps.

       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.


        -d  confdir
              Set an alternate configuration directory.

        -k    Keep the temporary directory used to make the image.

        -o  outfile
              Write the image to outfile.

        -r  root
              Override the ROOT setting in initramfs.conf.

              This  option  queries  if  mkinitramfs  can create ramdisks on a
              running kernel of version hversion.

              This option queries  if  mkinitramfs  can  create  ramdisks  for
              kernel version tversion.


              The   default   configuration   file   for   the   script.   See
              initramfs.conf(5)   for   a   description   of   the   available
              configuration parameter.

              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).

              The  conf.d  directory  allows to hardcode bootargs at initramfs
              build time via config snippets.  This  allows  to  set  ROOT  or
              RESUME.  This is especially useful for bootloaders, which do not
              pass an root bootarg.

              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    Maximilian    Attems
       <>, Jeff  Bailey  <>  and
       numerous others.


        initramfs.conf(5), initramfs-tools(8), update-initramfs(8).

                              $Date: 2006/10/12 $               MKINITRAMFS(8)