dracut host-only

If you want to create lighter, smaller initramfs images, you may want to specify the –hostonly or -H option.

Using this option, the resulting image will contain only those dracut modules, kernel modules and filesystems, which are needed to boot this specific machine. This has the drawback, that you can’t put the disk on another controller or machine, and that you can’t switch to another root filesystem, without recreating the initramfs

On RHEL-7 the hostonly mode is the default mode. Generic “non-hostonly” images are created, if the dracut-config-generic rpm is installed. The rescue kernel entry in the bootloader menu is also a generic

-N, –no-hostonly
Disable Host-Only mode


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