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Bug 183333 - Allow --init= swicth to mkinitrd
Allow --init= swicth to mkinitrd
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2006-02-28 05:59 EST by Jasper O. Hartline
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-28 10:45:51 EST
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Description Jasper O. Hartline 2006-02-28 05:59:18 EST
Description of problem:
Feature: Allow mkinitrd to use an --init= switch, to allow making a an initial
ramdisk with a specified custom init. This could be useful in building
specialized initial ramdisks, for instance, for LiveCD or DVD media or any
other embedded devices.

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Comment 1 Peter Jones 2006-02-28 10:45:51 EST
This isn't something that'll likely ever be a priority; if you've got a
non-standard environment you're booting into, then you can simply make
/sbin/init be the program you want to be init.

That being said, if you reopen this with a patch, I'm amicable to reviewing it
and eventually including it.

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