Bug 2770 - initrd options with mkinitrd and mkbootdisk
initrd options with mkinitrd and mkbootdisk
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-12 14:14 EDT by Cristian Gafton
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-07-29 15:32:49 EDT
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Description Cristian Gafton 1999-05-12 14:14:27 EDT
I needed to build an initrd image and a complementary boot
disk with
support for my scsi card and for raid0. In the process I
noticed that
mkinitrd and mkbootdisk work slightly differently and don't
completely with their respective man pages.

Man page for mkinitrd

mkinitrd [-fv] [--with=module] [--preload=module]
         [--omit-scsi-modules] [--version] image

when executing program however it seems to prefer "--with
module" (in my
case --with raid0)

while man page for mkbootdisk says

mkbootdisk [--version] [--noprompt] [--verbose]
           [--mkinitrdargs <args>] [--device <devicefile>]

When executing mkbootdisk I found that I needed to specify
the initrd
options as "--mkinitrdargs --with=module" (here I used
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-07-29 15:32:59 EDT
mkinitrd accepts both --with=foo and --with foo; it always has
(according to my reading of our version control logs) and
I just tested to make sure that it works.

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