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mdsetimage -- set kernel RAM disk image
mdsetimage [-svx] [-b bfdname] [-I image_symbol] [-S size_symbol]
[-T address] kernel image
The mdsetimage command copies the disk image specified by image into the
memory disk storage area in kernel. The file system present in image
will typically be used by the kernel as the root file system.
To recognize kernel executable format, the -b flag specifies BFD name of
The -I and -S flags specify the symbol names of image and size of memory
disk drivers respectively.
For a.out kernels only, the -T flag specifies the starting address of
kernel text. This flag is ignored for other kernel executable formats.
If the -s flags is given, mdsetimage will write back the actual disk
image size back into kernel.
If the -v flag is given, mdsetimage will print out status information as
it is copying the image.
If the -x flag is given, mdsetimage will extract the disk image from
kernel into the file image. This is the opposite of the default behav-
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