during fedora boot, what picks up the initrd.img from /boot?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Fri Nov 30 14:01:39 UTC 2007

On Fri, 30 Nov 2007, Tom Horsley wrote:

> >   i'm sure i'm going to regret asking this only seconds after i
> > hit ENTER, but at what point during the boot process does the
> > kernel's corresponding /boot/initrd.img file kick in and get used?
> When it says "RedHat Nash" near the beginning of the boot then goes
> away for a half hour (OK, maybe not that long :-) it is processing
> the init script from the initrd.img file (nash is the name for the
> shell-like program that interprets the script).

but what is the step that *takes* you to the kernel's corresponding
/boot/initrd.img file in the first place?  that's what i'm trying to
figure out.

Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA


More information about the fedora-list mailing list