|author||Randy Dunlap <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2007-10-16 23:29:29 -0700|
|committer||Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>||2007-10-17 08:42:56 -0700|
docs: ramdisk/initrd/initramfs corrections
initrd/initramfs/ramdisk docs: - fix typos/spellos/grammar - clarify RAM disk config location - correct cpio option Acked-by: Bryan O'Sullivan <firstname.lastname@example.org> Acked-by: Rob Landley <email@example.com> Cc: Werner Almesberger <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: H. Peter Anvin <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <firstname.lastname@example.org> Acked-by: Jesper Juhl <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/initrd.txt')
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/initrd.txt b/Documentation/initrd.txt
index d3dc505104da..74f68b35f7c1 100644
@@ -80,8 +80,8 @@ Compressed cpio images
Recent kernels have support for populating a ramdisk from a compressed cpio
-archive, on such systems, the creation of a ramdisk image doesn't need to
-involve special block devices or loopbacks, you merely create a directory on
+archive. On such systems, the creation of a ramdisk image doesn't need to
+involve special block devices or loopbacks; you merely create a directory on
disk with the desired initrd content, cd to that directory, and run (as an
@@ -293,7 +293,7 @@ information as small as possible. In this case, a common initrd could be
generated with all the necessary modules. Then, only /sbin/init or a file
read by it would have to be different.
-A third scenario are more convenient recovery disks, because information
+A third scenario is more convenient recovery disks, because information
like the location of the root FS partition doesn't have to be provided at
boot time, but the system loaded from initrd can invoke a user-friendly
dialog and it can also perform some sanity checks (or even some form of
@@ -339,8 +339,8 @@ the new, supported mechanism is called "pivot_root".
Mixed change_root and pivot_root mechanism
-In case you did not want to use root=/dev/ram0 to trig the pivot_root mechanism,
-you may create both /linuxrc and /sbin/init in your initrd image.
+In case you did not want to use root=/dev/ram0 to trigger the pivot_root
+mechanism, you may create both /linuxrc and /sbin/init in your initrd image.
/linuxrc would contain only the following:
@@ -350,7 +350,7 @@ echo 0x0100 >/proc/sys/kernel/real-root-dev
umount -n /proc
Once linuxrc exited, the kernel would mount again your initrd as root,
-this time executing /sbin/init. Again, it would be duty of this init
+this time executing /sbin/init. Again, it would be the duty of this init
to build the right environment (maybe using the root= device passed on
the cmdline) before the final execution of the real /sbin/init.