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Recommended update for mkinitrd


(Last modified: 06MAR2007)

solutions Recommended update for mkinitrd SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (f05e25b306b0a17f111d502462ff5535)

Applies to

Package: mkinitrd
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11448
Release: 20070306
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should install this udpate.




This update fixes several issues with mkinitrd.
  • The device order on boot is wrong for S/390 DASD & zfcp.
  • mkinitrd does not wait for blkid before detecting devices.
  • An additional parameter "-x" has been added to expand the size of the resulting initrd.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh mkinitrd.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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