mkinitrd creates an initramfs image <initrd-image> for the kernel
with version <kernel-version> by calling dracut.
This version of mkinitrd is provided for compatibility with
older versions of mkinitrd. If a more fine grained control
over the resulting image is needed, dracut should be called
print info about the version
List of kernel images for which initrd files are created
(relative to boot_dir), Image name should begin with the
following string, defaults to vmlinux on ppc/ppc64, image on
s390/s390x and vmlinuz for everything else.
List of file names (relative to boot_dir) for the initrd;
positions have to match the kernel_list. Defaults to initrd.
Modules to include in initrd, defaults to INITRD_MODULES
variable in /etc/sysconfig/kernel.
Features to be enabled for the initrd. In general mkinitrd
configures the initrd for the root device it is started from.
With this option additional feature can be enabled.
Boot directory, defaults to /boot, where the initrd is
Root device, defaults to the device from which the root_dir
is mounted; overwrites the rootdev environment variable if
Add splash animation and bootscreen to initrd.
Run dhcp on the specified interface (for example "eth0").
Configure the specified interface statically.
Attach compiled ACPI DSDT (Differentiated System Description
Table) to initrd. This replaces the DSDT of the BIOS.
Defaults to the ACPI_DSDT variable in /etc/sysconfig/kernel.
System.map file to use.
Don’t run the update-bootloader(8) script after the initrd(s)
have been created. This is useful if you call mkinitrd(8) for
anything else than the running system.
Create a so called "monster initrd" which includes all
available features and modules. This calls dracut with
--no-hostonly and --no-hostonly-cmdline parameters
internally, instead of the default --hostonly and
increase verbosity level
Disable logging to /var/log/YaST2/mkinitrd.log. This is
useful for testing if you don’t want to clutter the system
print a help message and exit.
This page is part of the dracut (event driven initramfs
infrastructure) project. Information about the project can be
found at ⟨https://dracut.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Main_Page⟩.
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