On 2013-01-01 17:38 (GMT+0100) Per Jessen composed:
Worse, the initrd files are enormous! Up around 15M. Is there any way to bring them down?
Change your hardware? What do you have? Mine are around half that size.
If you want to know what it's made up of:
mkdir ~/gg cd gg gzip -dc initrd | cpio --extract -d
Or since 11.1, the short way:
Since it's a part of mkinitrd rpm, let's hope it doesn't get lost when dracut obsoletes it.