mkinitrd man page

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


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


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


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


print info about the version
-v, --verbose
increase verbosity level
-f, --force
overwrite existing initramfs file.
append the kernel version to the target image <initrd-image>-<kernel-version>.
add the kernel module <module> to the initramfs.
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.
do not compress the resulting image.
print a help message and exit.


The mkinitrd command is part of the dracut package and is available from https://dracut.wiki.kernel.org


Harald Hoyer

See Also


Referenced By

grubby(8), mkinitrd-suse(8), new-kernel-pkg(8), switch_root(8).

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