Package dracut

Initramfs generator using udev

dracut contains tools to create bootable initramfses for the Linux
kernel. Unlike other implementations, dracut hard-codes as little
as possible into the initramfs. dracut contains various modules which
are driven by the event-based udev. Having root on MD, DM, LVM2, LUKS
is supported as well as NFS, iSCSI, NBD, FCoE with the dracut-network

Version: 057

See also: dracut-tools.

General Commands

lsinitrd tool to show the contents of an initramfs image

File Formats

dracut.conf configuration file(s) for dracut


dracut.bootup boot ordering in the initramfs
dracut.cmdline dracut kernel command line options
dracut.kernel alias for dracut.cmdline
dracut.modules dracut modules

System Administration

dracut low-level tool for generating an initramfs/initrd image
dracut-cmdline.service runs the dracut hooks to parse the kernel command line
dracut-initqueue.service runs the dracut main loop to find the real root
dracut-mount.service runs the dracut hooks after /sysroot is mounted
dracut-pre-mount.service runs the dracut hooks before /sysroot is mounted
dracut-pre-pivot.service runs the dracut hooks before switching root
dracut-pre-trigger.service runs the dracut hooks before udevd is triggered
dracut-pre-udev.service runs the dracut hooks before udevd is started
dracut-shutdown.service unpack the initramfs to /run/initramfs