GRUB question

Mandeep Sandhu mandeepsandhu.chd at
Mon Jan 28 01:35:35 EST 2013

On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 2:07 AM, horseriver <horserivers at> wrote:
> hi:)
>   Is /boot/initrd.img a root filesystem? what is the filetype of it?

Yes, it's a rootfs with minimal stuff needed for booting a workable
system. why does this matter. doing 'file /boot/initrd.img....' on my
system shows its a gzip compressed file.

>   Can I put initrd.img in a floppy to boot system ?

I think you can. Provided you have the floppy driver compiled into your kernel.



> thanks!
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