Install Mkinitrd On A Debian, Ubuntu, Kali, CentOS, Fedora And Raspbian

Install Mkinitrd On A Debian, Ubuntu, Kali, CentOS, Fedora And Raspbian

mkinitrd

Low-level tool for generating an initramfs image

Maintainer: Thomas Lange



Section: utils

Install mkinitrd

  • Debian apt-get install dracut Click to copy
  • Ubuntu apt-get install dracut Click to copy
  • Kali Linux apt-get install dracut Click to copy
  • CentOS yum install dracut Click to copy
  • Fedora dnf install dracut Click to copy
  • Raspbian apt-get install dracut Click to copy

dracut

Low-level tool for generating an initramfs image

Unlike existing initramfs's, this is an attempt at having as little as possible hard-coded into the initramfs as possible. The initramfs has (basically) one purpose in life -- getting the rootfs mounted so that we can transition to the real rootfs. This is all driven off of device availability. Therefore, instead of scripts hard-coded to do various things, we depend on udev to create device nodes for us and then when we have the rootfs's device node, we mount and carry on. Having the root on MD, LVM2, LUKS is supported as well as NFS, iSCSI, NBD and FCOE with dracut-network.

To install the latest version of mkinitrd in your favorite operating system just copy the mkinitrd installation command from above and paste it into terminal. It will download and install the latest version of mkinitrd 2024 package in your OS.