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SubjectRe: [PATCH] documentation: Documentation/initrd.txt
(now CCing the list, too)

Tom Horsley <> wrote:

> I spent a long time the other day trying to examine an initrd
> image on a fedora core 5 system because the initrd.txt file
> is apparently obsolete. Here is a patch which I hope
> will reduce future confusion for others.

Your documentation is technically wrong, and there is a better explanation:

Signed-Off-By: Bodo Eggert <>

--- 2.6.17/Documentation/initrd.txt.ori 2006-07-27 18:49:25.000000000 +0200
+++ 2.6.17/Documentation/initrd.txt     2006-07-27 18:58:19.000000000 +0200
@@ -15,6 +15,9 @@ initrd is mainly designed to allow syste
 where the kernel comes up with a minimum set of compiled-in drivers, and
 where additional modules are loaded from initrd.

+initrd has recently been obsoleted by initramfs, which is described in
 This document gives a brief overview of the use of initrd. A more detailed
 discussion of the boot process can be found in [1].

Ich danke GMX dafür, die Verwendung meiner Adressen mittels per SPF
verbreiteten Lügen zu sabotieren.
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