MKINITRD

Section: dracut (8)
Updated: 03/04/2020
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NAME

mkinitrd - is a compat wrapper, which calls dracut to generate an initramfs  

SYNOPSIS

mkinitrd [OPTION...] [<initrd-image>] <kernel-version>  

DESCRIPTION

mkinitrd creates an initramfs image <initrd-image> for the kernel with version <kernel-version> by calling "dracut".


Important

If a more fine grained control over the resulting image is needed, "dracut" should be called directly.

 

OPTIONS

--version

print info about the version

-v, --verbose

increase verbosity level

-f, --force

overwrite existing initramfs file.

*--image-version

append the kernel version to the target image <initrd-image>-<kernel-version>.

--with=<module>

add the kernel module <module> to the initramfs.

--preload=<module>

preload the kernel module <module> in the initramfs before any other kernel modules are loaded. This can be used to ensure a certain device naming, which should in theory be avoided and the use of symbolic links in /dev is encouraged.

--nocompress

do not compress the resulting image.

--help

print a help message and exit.
 

AVAILABILITY

The mkinitrd command is part of the dracut package and is available from m[blue]https://dracut.wiki.kernel.orgm[]  

AUTHORS

Harald Hoyer  

SEE ALSO

dracut(8)


 

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