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mkinitrd-1.7-1 RPM for i386

From Updates for Red Hat Linux 4.2 for i386

Name: mkinitrd Distribution: Red Hat Linux Biltmore
Version: 1.7 Vendor: Red Hat Software
Release: 1 Build date: Wed Jun 4 17:23:58 1997
Group: Utilities/System Build host:
Size: 7494 Source RPM: mkinitrd-1.7-1.prc.rpm
Packager: Red Hat Software <>
Summary: Makes an initial ramdisk
Generic kernels can be built without drivers for any SCSI adapters which
load the SCSI driver as a module. To solve the problem of allowing the
kernel to read the module without being able to address the SCSI adapter,
an initial ramdisk is used. That ramdisk is loaded by the operating system
loader (such as lilo) and is available to the kernel as soon as it is loaded.
That image is resonsible for loading the proper SCSI adapter and allowing
the kernel to mount the root filesystem. This program creates such a ramdisk
image using information found in /etc/conf.modules.






* Wed Jun 04 1997 Michael K. Johnson <>
  - Improved argument parsing.
* Thu Apr 17 1997 Erik Troan <>
  - Only use '-s' to install binaries if /usr/bin/strip is present.
  - Use an image size of 2500 if binaries can't be stripped (1500 otherwise)
  - Don't use "mount -o loop" anymore -- losetup the proper devices manually
  - Requires losetup, e2fsprogs
* Wed Mar 12 1997 Michael K. Johnson <>
  Fixed a bug in parsing options.
  Changed to use a build tree, then copy the finished tree into the
  image after it is built.
  Added patches derived from ones written by Christian Hechelmann which
  add an option to put the kernel version number at the end of the module
  name and use install -s to strip binaries on the fly.



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