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Re: How do I mount the initrd.img file in linux?



If you run

file initrd.img

You'll see that it's a gzipped file. So you could do something like this:

mv initrd.img initrd.img.gz
gunzip initrd.img.gz
mount -o loop initrd.img /some/mnt/point

(Is there an option for gzip to not worry about gz extensions when uncompressing?)

But that should do it. You can then cd to /some/mnt/point and browse the image, make modifications, etc. When you're done, you can unmount, gzip, and rename and you should be set.

-- Dan Hanks

On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, Brent Clements wrote:

> Hi I was just wondering..how do I mount the initrd.img file in linux?
>
> Thanks
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Geoffrey Dolman" <geoffrey dolman cimr cam ac uk>
> To: <kickstart-list redhat com>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 11:49 AM
> Subject: various
>
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Can anyone tell me the answers to the following:
> > 1. Which files do I need tp copy from the update img disk to RHupdates -
> > just the stuff from imgdiskmount/usr/lib/anaconda/*.py or what?
> > 2. Do rpms placed in RHupdates also get installed instead of the initial
> > source tree ones and if so would this include the kernel.
> > 3a. I am using kickstart over nfs at the moment to single cpu dell
> > optiplex and precision workstations. The machines get their numbers and
> > the location of the nfs server (which houses the kickstart file) from
> > dhcp tied to hardware address. This works very well except for the
> > tedium of having to use boot floppies to get an OS on the machine each
> > time.
> > I have tried to get the machines to boot using the red hat pxe server
> > and also bootp (on a bootp server known to be working with solaris
> > clients). I have done this by disabling all the boot devices in the
> > system bios except network - but this doesn't work. On boot the client
> > collects it's ip from dhcp and will even read the first 512bytes from
> > tftpboot - but nothing else happens. Has anyone got a pxe server to work
> > with Dell hardware and if so can they give me some more information?
> > 3b. As an extension to this, I am going to need to be able to kickstart
> > some dual cpu machines quite soon - I have not attempted this before and
> > I am wondering if there any issues given that ideally you want two
> > kernels installed, the smp one and the normal one.
> >
> > Many thanks!
> >
> > --
> > Geoff Dolman
> > JDRF/WT Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory
> > Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
> > University of Cambridge
> > http://www-gene.cimr.cam.ac.uk/todd/
> >
> >
> >
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