[CentOS] How to create initrd.img

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Mon Oct 15 13:49:20 UTC 2007

David Hrbáč wrote:
> Hi,
> anyone to point me URL on initrd.img creating? I have custom kernel and
> want to create initrd.img for install media.
> mkinitrd /tmp/initrd.img 2.6.18-8.1.14.el5.hrb -v -f create unusable
> file for install media.

Personally, I just use the buildinstall process in /usr/lib/anaconda-runtime

However, if you look at that script and follow it through into mkimages
(and mk-images.x86 or mk-images-.x86_64) it will tell you how
buildinstall issues the commands.

Johnny Hughes

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