kusu-buildinitrd(8)		   Kusu Base		   kusu-buildinitrd(8)



NAME
       kusu-buildinitrd - Builds the initial ram-disk for booting diskless and
       imaged nodes.

SYNOPSIS
       kusu-buildinitrd [OPTIONS] -n <nodegroup name>

DESCRIPTION
       The kusu-buildinitrd tool creates the initial RAM disk for the Diskless
       and  Imaged  nodes.   The tool is typically called automatically by the
       Nodegroup Editor (kusu-ngedit), but can safely be manually run as well.
       The  tool  will	take a template initrd and patch in the kernel modules
       listed in the Modules section listed  in	 the  Nodegroup	 Editor.   The
       resulting initrd will be copied to the /tftpboot/kusu directory for use
       by the Diskless and Imaged nodes.  By default it will  build  initramfs
       images but can also build cramfs images to support older distributions.


OPTIONS
       -h, --help
	      Output help information and exit.

       -i <IMAGE>, --image=<IMAGE>
	      Do not use the default image name from the  database.   Override
	      it  with	IMAGE.	Note the nodes will not use this image without
	      first changing the image name in the database.  See  the	 kusu-
	      boothost manpage for more information.

       -r, --initrd
	      Build a cramfs initial ram-disk.	This is for older kernels.

       -n <Nodegroup Name>, --nodegroup=<Nodegroup Name>
	      The name of the nodegroup to build the initrd for.

       -v, --version
	      Output version information and exit.

       -d, <DATABASE>, --database=<DATABASE>
	      Connect  to an alternate database to read the nodegroup informa-
	      tion from.  This option is not needed for normal use.

       -u, <USER>, --database=<USER>
	      Connect to an alternate database as  user	 <USER>	 to  read  the
	      nodegroup	 information from.  This option is not needed for nor-
	      mal use.

       -p, <PASSWORD>, --password=<PASSWORD>
	      Connect to an alternate database using the password provided  to
	      read  the nodegroup information from.  This option is not needed
	      for normal use.

FILES
       /tftpboot/kusu/initrd.*


EXAMPLES
       To generate a new initrd for the default diskless nodegroup  using  Red
       Hat 5 run:

       kusu-buildinitrd -n compute-diskless-rhel-5-x86_64


AUTHORS
       Mark Black <mblack_at_platform_dot_com>

SEE ALSO
       kusu-buildimage(8) kusu-boothost(8) kusu-ngedit(8)



Mark Black			Version: 2.0.1		   kusu-buildinitrd(8)