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curious about fedora-shipped "initramfs" image?



  (i'll use the initramfs from my f8-t1 system here, but i'm fairly
sure all the issues still apply to f7.)

  from where comes the initramfs that's part of the fedora-supplied
kernel package?  i'm curious about the first part of its init script:


mount -t proc /proc /proc
setquiet
echo Mounting proc filesystem
echo Mounting sysfs filesystem
mount -t sysfs /sys /sys
...

  first and pedantically, one would think that you should print that
you're mounting the proc filesystem *before* you actually try it.  :-)

  and where does one find utilities like "setquiet"?  since the
contents of the initramfs are being run in userspace, where does one
find init-referenced utilities like setquiet, hotplug and mkblkdevs,
among others?  they're not part of the initramfs image, so where do
they come from?  (and, yes, i'm prepared for that to be a stupid
question. :-)

rday
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