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Re: what's /initrd ?

[12:19:02 /tmp]$ dpkg -S /initrd/
dpkg: /initrd/ not found.
[12:20:09 /tmp]$ locate initrd
[12:20:15 /tmp]$ zcat /usr/share/doc/kernel-doc-2.2.17/Documentation/initrd.txt
.gz | head
Using the initial RAM disk (initrd)

Written 1996 by Werner Almesberger <almesber@lrc.epfl.ch> and
                Hans Lermen <lermen@elserv.ffm.fgan.de>

initrd adds the capability to load a RAM disk by the boot loader. This
RAM disk can then be mounted as the root file system and programs can be
run from it. Afterwards, a new root file system can be mounted from a
[12:20:28 /tmp]$ 

BTW: Is it a bug that dpkg -S can not locate the owner of the /initrd dir?

> My distribution has an empty directory /initrd. What is it? 
> -chris
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	Shaul Karl <shaulka@bezeqint.net>

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