initramfs-tools 0.99ubuntu8 source package in Ubuntu


initramfs-tools (0.99ubuntu8) oneiric-proposed; urgency=low

  * Too optimistic in thinking that the DRM driver will always be loaded
    in time for scripts/init-top/framebuffer to load; some users find that
    vesafb gets loaded first anyway, scrambling their console state in the
    initramfs.  Add a one-second sleep before checking if we should fall back
    to vesafb, which seems to be long enough to work around this.
    LP: #869119.
 -- Steve Langasek <email address hidden>   Mon, 10 Oct 2011 19:28:38 -0700

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initramfs-tools: tools for generating an initramfs

 This package contains tools to create and boot an initramfs for packaged 2.6
 Linux kernel. The initramfs is a gzipped cpio archive. At boot time, the
 kernel unpacks that archive into RAM, mounts and uses it as initial root file
 system. The mounting of the real root file system occurs in early user space.
 klibc provides utilities to setup root. Having the root on MD, LVM2, LUKS or
 NFS is also supported.
 Any boot loader with initrd support is able to load an initramfs archive.

initramfs-tools-bin: binaries used by initramfs-tools

 This package contains binaries used inside the initramfs images generated
 by initramfs-tools.