Viewing the contents of an initrd image on Linux February 9, 2011Posted by Tournas Dimitrios in Linux.
We know the important rule of the inird image-file at the boot-process of a Linux machine . If you need a refresch of the Linux boot process , read my previous article . This quick how-to demonstrate how to reveal the content of initrd .You may need to look inside the initrd image to see if a couple of device drivers were present. Initrd images are stored as compressed cpio archives, which allows a pipeline like the following to be used to extract the contents of an image: