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use the newc archive format as requested by initramfs

This is a documentation followup to 2e591bb

Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <>
Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <>
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@@ -85,7 +85,7 @@ involve special block devices or loopbacks; you merely create a directory on
disk with the desired initrd content, cd to that directory, and run (as an
-find . | cpio --quiet -c -o | gzip -9 -n > /boot/imagefile.img
+find . | cpio --quiet -H newc -o | gzip -9 -n > /boot/imagefile.img
Examining the contents of an existing image file is just as simple:

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