MKINITRD(8) dracut MKINITRD(8)
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". Important If a more fine grained control over the resulting image is needed, "dracut" should be called directly.
--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.
The mkinitrd command is part of the dracut package and is available from https://dracut.wiki.kernel.org
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