initramfs-tools - generic modular initramfs generator (automation)

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename initramfs-tools_0.122ubuntu8_all.deb
Package name initramfs-tools
Package version 0.122ubuntu8
Package release -
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category utils
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 8.39 KB
Installed size 123.00 KB
This package builds a bootable initramfs for Linux kernel packages.  The
initramfs is loaded along with the kernel and is responsible for
mounting the root filesystem and starting the main init system.


Package Version Architecture Repository
initramfs-tools_0.122ubuntu8.14_all.deb 0.122ubuntu8.14 all Ubuntu Updates Main
initramfs-tools_0.122ubuntu8.14_all.deb 0.122ubuntu8.14 all Ubuntu Updates Main
initramfs-tools_0.122ubuntu8_all.deb 0.122ubuntu8 all Ubuntu Main
initramfs-tools - - -


Name Value
initramfs-tools-core = 0.122ubuntu8
linux-base -


Name Value
linux-initramfs-tool -


Name Value
linux-initramfs-tool -
usplash << 0.5.50


Type URL
Binary Package initramfs-tools_0.122ubuntu8_all.deb
Source Package initramfs-tools

Install Howto

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




2016-04-15 - Adam Conrad <>
initramfs-tools (0.122ubuntu8) xenial; urgency=medium
* init: busybox hostname doesn't support the '-b' argument, and it's
not relevant in this context anyway, as we test -f /etc/hostname.
* init: Also fix the wrong redirection of stdout for the above call.
2016-04-13 - Andy Whitcroft <>
initramfs-tools (0.122ubuntu7) xenial; urgency=medium
* hook-functions: add hyperv-keyboard for Generation 2 VMs
(LP: #1567107)
2016-03-04 - Andy Whitcroft <>
initramfs-tools (0.122ubuntu6) xenial; urgency=medium
[ Andy Whitcroft ]
* uuids: only apply case mapping to RFC#4122 format uuids (LP: #1553107,
[ Timo Aaltonen ]
* hooks/framebuffer: Copy kernel/ubuntu/i915 backport driver too. (LP:
2016-02-24 - Andy Whitcroft <>
initramfs-tools (0.122ubuntu5) xenial; urgency=medium
[ Andy Whitcroft ]
* uuids: busybox tr does not support symbolic ranges expand manually
(LP: #1548120)
[ Martin Pitt ]
* wait-for-root.c: Drop check if device is queued in udev (LP: #1539195)
2016-02-21 - Andy Whitcroft <>
initramfs-tools (0.122ubuntu4) xenial; urgency=medium
[ Manoj Iyer ]
* Add support for uppercase and lowercase uuids. (LP: #1548120)
2016-02-08 - Andy Whitcroft <>
initramfs-tools (0.122ubuntu3) xenial; urgency=medium
* initramfs-tools-core uses initramfs-tools-bin add dependancy (LP:
2016-02-08 - Scott Moser <>
initramfs-tools (0.122ubuntu2) xenial; urgency=medium
* fix vfat support (LP: #1540522) from initramfs.

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