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author Patrick J Volkerding <>2020-05-03 06:47:41 +0000
committer Eric Hameleers <>2020-05-03 17:59:53 +0200
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diff --git a/README.initrd b/README.initrd
index 9b958a71..46ea4ef8 100644
--- a/README.initrd
+++ b/README.initrd
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
Slackware initrd mini HOWTO
by Patrick Volkerding,
-Thu Apr 30 04:11:04 UTC 2020
+Sun May 3 06:27:35 UTC 2020
This document describes how to create and install an initrd, which may be
required to use the 4.x kernel. Also see "man mkinitrd".
@@ -33,15 +33,15 @@ flexible to ship a generic kernel and a set of kernel modules for it.
The easiest way to make the initrd is to use the mkinitrd script included
in Slackware's mkinitrd package. We'll walk through the process of
-upgrading to the generic 5.4.36 Linux kernel using the packages
+upgrading to the generic 5.4.38 Linux kernel using the packages
found in Slackware's slackware/a/ directory.
First, make sure the kernel, kernel modules, and mkinitrd package are
installed (the current version numbers might be a little different, so
this is just an example):
- installpkg kernel-generic-5.4.36-x86_64-1.txz
- installpkg kernel-modules-5.4.36-x86_64-1.txz
+ installpkg kernel-generic-5.4.38-x86_64-1.txz
+ installpkg kernel-modules-5.4.38-x86_64-1.txz
installpkg mkinitrd-1.4.11-x86_64-15.txz
Change into the /boot directory:
@@ -52,7 +52,7 @@ Now you'll want to run "mkinitrd". I'm using ext4 for my root filesystem,
and since the disk controller requires no special support the ext4 module
will be the only one I need to load:
- mkinitrd -c -k 5.4.36 -m ext4
+ mkinitrd -c -k 5.4.38 -m ext4
This should do two things. First, it will create a directory
/boot/initrd-tree containing the initrd's filesystem. Then it will
@@ -61,10 +61,10 @@ you could make some additional changes in /boot/initrd-tree/ and
then run mkinitrd again without options to rebuild the image. That's
optional, though, and only advanced users will need to think about that.
-Here's another example: Build an initrd image using Linux 5.4.36
+Here's another example: Build an initrd image using Linux 5.4.38
kernel modules for a system with an ext4 root partition on /dev/sdb3:
- mkinitrd -c -k 5.4.36 -m ext4 -f ext4 -r /dev/sdb3
+ mkinitrd -c -k 5.4.38 -m ext4 -f ext4 -r /dev/sdb3
4. Now that I've built an initrd, how do I use it?