On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 08:59:22AM -0400, Prarit Bhargava wrote:
[This may not be the place to ask this question. If I'm not in
the right place
could someone point me to the correct list? TIA]
I'm wondering about why the rpm kernel install (via dracut) method results in an
initramfs but the install targets have an initrd. Is there any technical reason
for the difference?
I was usually under the impression that it was at this point just a nomenclature
thing. Initrds used to be fs image files that were mounted via loopback block
devices while initramfs files are cpio files that are copied into a tmpfs file
system. I thought both dracut and kernel install targets used initramfs at this
point, but the latter just kept the naming for convienience.
Note, I've always just assumed this, not directly checked, so I may be wrong.
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