Re: initrd.img - creating a init ramdisk by hand
On Friday 12 March 2010, Richard Lamboj wrote:
> i need to create an init ramdisk for booting over the network. I'am
> working on an Project to manage Servers, Vservers, Clients and Services
> over the Network and one part is an init ramdisk wich will install disk
> images on the clients to place linux and windows installs on Desktop
This mailing list is about development of the Debian Installation system
and your question does not really seem related to that. A better place to
ask would have been the debian-user list.
> I have tried ext2 Images and cpio Images. They don't work. Could not
> exec init or linuxrc. So it would by nice if someone could give me
> informations about boulding an ramdisk.
That said, have a look at
Look for "# Create a compressed image of the root filesystem". You'll find
examples of commands to create initrds using various formats.
The $(xxxxx) macros that are used are defined near the beginning of the