How is Kiosk's initrd made exactly?

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How is Kiosk's initrd made exactly?

Post#1 by claude » 21 Nov 2013, 18:51

I assume its files are made into an archive with cpio and compressed with xz..
But what are the exact cpio and xz commands used to make and compress Kiosk's initrd.xz?

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Re: How is Kiosk's initrd made exactly?

Post#2 by brokenman » 23 Nov 2013, 00:36

Create a working directory at /tmp/unpacked and change into it then issue:
xz -d < initrd.xz | cpio -i

You can repack with this:
find | cpio -H newc -o | xz --check=crc32 --x86 --lzma2 > /tmp/initrd.xz
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Re: How is Kiosk's initrd made exactly?

Post#3 by claude » 24 Nov 2013, 16:59

Thanks so much!

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Re: How is Kiosk's initrd made exactly?

Post#4 by freestyler » 25 Nov 2013, 00:02

sweet, gonna have a look myself
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