initrd is a method for loading a temporary file system into memory, during the process of booting the Linux kernel.

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Add Apache to Ubuntu's startup

I'm currently learning the Linux environment, and decided to manually install the Apache server. For educational purposes, I've compiled it into: /server/apache The http.conf location is configured ...
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Is it possible to put root in LVM without using initrd?

I have just set up a Gentoo base system (which means I can boot and log in and do stuff with it now). My root partition is in an LVM2 virtual group (with a separated /boot partition). In order to boot ...
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initramfs image compression other than gzip

can the initramfs image be compressed by a method other than gzip, such as lzma?