cloud-initramfs-copymods - copy initramfs modules into root filesystem for later use

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name: cloud-initramfs-copymods
Package version: 0.27ubuntu1
Package release:
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 47 B
Download size: 4.08 KB
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When booting with an external-to-root kernel and initramfs, you need to ensure that /lib/modules contains any necessary modules not already loaded. This package arranges for the modules in the initramfs to be placed into /lib/modules after the switchroot is done.



    Source package: cloud-initramfs-tools

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install cloud-initramfs-copymods deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install cloud-initramfs-copymods


    • /usr/share/doc/cloud-initramfs-copymods/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/cloud-initramfs-copymods/copyright
    • /usr/share/initramfs-tools/hooks/copymods
    • /usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts/init-bottom/copymods


    2015-06-23 - Scott Moser <> cloud-initramfs-tools (0.27ubuntu1) wily; urgency=medium * cloud-initramfs-dyn-netconf: bring up networking if ip is on kernel command line and it has not been brought up (LP: #1463846) * cloud-initramfs-copymods: do not warn to console if /lib/modules exists in the target, as that is an expected case.

    2015-01-16 - Scott Moser <> cloud-initramfs-tools (0.26ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=medium * cloud-initramfs-dyn-netconf: support BOOTIF= that contains upper case a-f. * overlayroot: use required 'workdir' option on overlayfs mount for kernels >= 3.18 (LP: #1411294)

    2014-03-25 - Scott Moser <> cloud-initramfs-tools (0.25ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=medium * cloud-initramfs-copymods: Add new package that is useful if you're booting kernel/initramfs that live external to the root filesystem.

    2014-02-12 - Scott Moser <> cloud-initramfs-tools (0.24ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=medium * overlayroot: package conf-hooks.d/overlayroot which was previously not included in the package.

    2014-02-05 - Scott Moser <> cloud-initramfs-tools (0.23ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=low [ Dimitri John Ledkov ] * modify overlayroot config to export CRYPTSETUP=yes so that crypto modules are included by cryptsetup. (LP: #1267225)

    2014-02-03 - Scott Moser <> cloud-initramfs-tools (0.22ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=medium * correctly identify partition and block device for devices named like devnameXpN, such as mmcblk0p1 (LP: #1236380). * always include aesni_intel rather than doing it if there is cpu support (LP: #1267225).

    2014-01-02 - Louis Bouchard <> cloud-initramfs-tools (0.21ubuntu2) trusty; urgency=low * Fix Makefile to avoid FTBS caused by subdir in overlayroot/etc Makefile now takes into account when subdirectories are present in the overlayroot directory.

    2013-11-15 - Dustin Kirkland <> cloud-initramfs-tools (0.21ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=low * === added directory overlayroot/etc/update-motd.d, debian/overlayroot.install, overlayroot/etc/update-motd.d/97- overlayroot: - add an update-motd message, when booted in an overlayroot environment

    2013-08-27 - Scott Moser <> cloud-initramfs-tools (0.20ubuntu1) saucy; urgency=low * debian/control: depend on cloud-utils or cloud-guest-utils. * overlayroot: include a fix for creating /etc/init in overlay so inotify works correctly.

    2013-02-05 - Scott Moser <> cloud-initramfs-tools (0.19ubuntu1) raring; urgency=low * cloud-initramfs-growroot: support growpart exit status of '1' indicating "no-change-necessary" * cloud-initramfs-dyn-netconf: run at init-premount rather than init-top to ensure that 'load_modules' has been run and udev is running (LP: #1116426)