The new initramfs system
Posted Nov 23, 2006 23:37 UTC (Thu) by Thalience
In reply to: The new initramfs system
Parent article: Embedded Linux: Small Root Filesystems
It does seem to be the case that inclusion is optional. On my Ubuntu Edgy system, /boot/initrd.img-2.6.17-10-generic is a compressed cpio archive, not an ext2 image or whatever.
What I don't know is why they create a separate initramfs, rather than building it into the kernel image.
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