init4boot is a set of tools for creating an initramfs. The major features are:
The project is hosted on sourceforge. There exists the project infrastructure as svn, bug-tracker, news and forums.
The current state of the project is beta. Currently it works, but was only tested in a Xen iSCSI environment and on a very limited set of bare metal environments.
First computers are up and running for over one year - booted with init4boot. There were some thousands of successfull boots with init4boot.
There are three different kinds of documentation:
What's about? Why? How?
The current Design and Requirements document.
Typical normal users
One major advantage is, that there is only one init4boot initramfs for one distribution. So it is possible to distribute the initramfs. There is no need that everybody builds up their own. Currently there are versions for Debian 4 and Fedora Core 9.
For Debian there are up to date man pages. So install the package and read them.
For Fedora there is a small Howto setup a Fedora Core 9 guest system available.
Admins, Developers and other Mads
If you want to create your own initramfs or want to extend the functionalaty, read the Readmes:
Additional there exists the a log file from a typical boot process from a Xen Guest System with a multipath iSCSI root device.
The source is released under GPLv3.