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       initramfs.conf - configuration file for mkinitramfs


       The behaviour of mkinitramfs can be modified by its configuration file.

       Each  line  in  the  file can be a configuration variable, a blank line, or a comment. The
       value of an variable is assigned by an statement of the form: name=[value]

       Configuration options can  be  broken  out  into  configuration  snippets  and  placed  in
       individual  files  in  the /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d directory.  Files in this directory
       are always read after the main configuration file, so you can override the settings in the
       main config file without editing it directly.


              Specifies the modules for the initramfs image.

              Modules    listed   in   /etc/initramfs-tools/modules   and   /usr/share/initramfs-
              tools/modules.d/* are always included in the initramfs, and are loaded early in the
              boot process.

              list  doesn't  load any additional modules at boot time, other than those listed in
              the above files.

              most adds most file system, all ata, sata, scsi and usb drivers.

              dep tries to guess which modules are necessary for the running box  and  only  adds
              those modules.

              netboot adds the base and network modules, but skips block devices.

              The default setting is most.

              Include  busybox  utilities  for  the boot scripts.  If set to 'n' mkinitramfs will
              build an initramfs without busybox.  Beware that many  boot  scripts  need  busybox

              Amount  of  RAM  to use for RAM-based compressed swap space.  The default is not to
              use compcache.

              An empty value - compcache isn't used, or added to the initramfs at all.

              An integer and K (e.g. 65536 K) - use a number of kilobytes.

              An integer and M (e.g. 256 M) - use a number of megabytes.

              An integer and G (e.g. 1 G) - use a number of gigabytes.

              An integer and % (e.g. 50 %) - use a percentage of the amount of RAM.

              You can optionally install the compcache package  to  configure  this  setting  via
              debconf and have userspace scripts to load and unload compcache.

              Specifies  the  compression  method used for the initramfs image.  mkinitramfs will
              default to gzip if the  kernel  lacks  support  (CONFIG_RD)  or  the  corresponding
              userspace utility is not present.

        UMASK Set  the  umask  value  of  the  generated  initramfs file.  Useful to not disclose
              eventual keys.

        BOOT  Allows one to use an nfs drive as the root of the drive.  The default  is  to  boot
              from local media (hard drive, USB stick).  Set to nfs for an NFS root share.


              Specifies  the  device  used for suspend-to-disk (hibernation), which the initramfs
              code should attempt to resume from.  If this is not defined  or  is  set  to  auto,
              mkinitramfs will automatically select the largest available swap partition.  Set it
              to none to disable resume from disk.


              Specifies the network interface, like eth0.

        ROOT  Allows optional root bootarg hardcoding, when no root bootarg  can  be  passed.   A
              root bootarg overrides that special setting.

              Defaults to auto in order to pick up value from DHCP server.  Otherwise you need to
              specify HOST:MOUNT.




       The initramfs-tools are  written  by  Maximilian  Attems  <>,  Jeff  Bailey
       <>  and  numerous  others.   Loosely  based on mkinitrd.conf by
       Herbert Xu.


        initramfs-tools(8), mkinitramfs(8), update-initramfs(8).