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Bug 156847 - (quiet-)Modular mkinitrd patch
Summary: (quiet-)Modular mkinitrd patch
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-04 17:26 UTC by Loris-Guillaume Minoia
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2006-02-03 22:41:37 UTC

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my beta version (deleted)
2005-05-04 17:34 UTC, Loris-Guillaume Minoia
no flags Details | Diff

Description Loris-Guillaume Minoia 2005-05-04 17:26:53 UTC
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Description of problem:
This patch (submited below) adds a little bit of modularity to mkinitrd that should make possible running custom commands in initrd stage (init or linuxrc) allowing :
  o mounting crypted root file system
  o network block device
  o set properties in /proc
  o running BIOS hack temporary hack (the ones that should be lauched at every boot)
  o ...

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
mkinitrd (-4.2.9-1)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
a. apply the patch to mkinitrd extracted bz2-tarball (patch -p1 < patchfile) and install it
b. it should work like before

Additional info:

a. apply the patch to mkinitrd extracted bz2-tarball 'patch -p1 < patchfile' and install it
b. add scripts[1] to new directories /etc/mkinitrd/{pre,post}rootmount/
c. run 'mkinitrd [your args as usual]' should add your scripts and your files[3] to initrd

[1] sub-scripts written in nash (only command lines not the #!/bin/nash line). If you need more commands you can include files in the initrd, see [3]
[2] you cannot add comments in your sub-scripts :-(, but should be short scripts :-)
[3] if you put line begining with "#include " the end of the line is considered as a file to add in the initrd

Comment 1 Loris-Guillaume Minoia 2005-05-04 17:34:50 UTC
Created attachment 114033 [details]
my beta version

Try it if you find it useful, enjoy

Comment 2 Peter Jones 2006-02-03 22:41:37 UTC
The current initrd images support modular functionality, albiet using a
different method than the one suggested here.

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