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

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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 https://dracut.wiki.kernel.org

AUTHORS

Harald Hoyer

SEE ALSO

dracut(8)
2014-01-13 dracut