The initial RAM disk (initrd) is an initial root file system that is mounted prior to when the real root file system is available. The initrd is bound to the kernel and loaded as part of the kernel boot procedure. The kernel then mounts this initrd as part of the two-stage boot process to load the modules to make the real file systems available and get at the real root file system.
We were just at
BIOS->MBR->bootloader at MBR(GRUB/LILO)-....
1.does GRUB/LILO understand/see the filesystems????
--so that it mounts the initrd image or the kernel image bcz. they both are in /boot(harddisk filesystems)
2.does the kernel mounts initrd as root filesystem??? or the bootloader does this task??
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