mkinitrd.conf - configuration file for mkinitrd
The behaviour of mkinitrd(8) may be altered by changing this file.
This file is meant to be parsed as a shell script thus the syntactical
rules of a shell script will apply. See sh(1) for more details.
The legal values are all, most, dep and none. All modules are
included on the image if it is set to all. Setting it to most
will cause mkinitrd(8) to exclude modules which are considered
unlikely to be necessary in the process of bringing up a root
file system. Setting it to dep will cause mkinitrd(8) to use
modprobe(8) to calculate exactly what modules are needed. Set
ting it to none will cause mkinitrd(8) to not include any mod
ules, even if modules were specified in /etc/mkinitrd/modules.
DELAY The number of seconds the linuxrc script should wait to allow
the user to interrupt it before the system is brought up.
ROOT If this is set to probe, mkinitrd(8) will try to determine the
modules needed to bring up the root file system using
/etc/fstab. It will also insert code onto the image in order to
setup a software RAID device if necessary. This can be disabled
by setting it to a null string. If you get the error Unknown
root device then this setting must be disabled and you will
need to set up the initrd image manually.
If you wish to use an alternative root device, you can specify
it here and mkinitrd(8) will use that to figure out what is
needed. You can also set the file system type of your root
device by appending it to the value of ROOT with a space in
between. You will need to quote the entire value as otherwise
the shell will interpret the file system type as a command.
This variable replaces the obsolete PROBE variable. The values
probe and the null string correspond to the values on and off
UMASK The umask is used during the construction of the directory
structure and the final image.
This should be a command that produces an initrd image given a
directory. It must contain two occurrences of %s. The first
one will be replaced by the path to the directory for the candi
date image. The other one will be replaced by the name of the
output file. This can be used to produce images of types other
than CRAMFS. For example, to generate ROMFS images, set MKIMAGE
to genromfs -d %s -f %s.
If this is set to yes then busybox(1) will be included on the
If this is set to yes then the scripts under /usr/share/initrd-
tools/scripts will be run when the initrd image is made.
This value will be assigned to LD_LIBRARY_PATH when mkinitrd
determines the library dependencies of binaries that will be
copied onto the image.
RESUME If this is set, default to this partition to use for resuming.
The resume= passed on the command line will override this set
ting. The kernel needs to have the power management (PM) con
Initrd Tools $Date: 2004/04/01 09:34:39 $ MKINITRD.CONF(5)