mkinitrd man page

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)

Referenced By

grubby(8), localectl(1), new-kernel-pkg(8), switch_root(8).

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