Boot (Arguments)

Information that expands upon the documentation for Alpine's initramfs command line options.

ssh_key

  • installs openssh
  • enables/starts sshd
  • takes the string literal from ssh_key and puts that value into /root/.ssh/authorized_keys

apkovl

APK overlay file to download and apply onto the system (this is a URL). Placing the file using the device:fstype:path method does not appear to work.

These are generally considered "Alpine local backups" and managed via lbu if seeking more information.

alpine_repo

URL to use as the repository in the system

ip

In order to get an IP one can use =dhcp OR define everything important to get a network connection during init:

172.16.0.200:none:172.16.0.1:255.255.255.0:myhostname::none:1.1.1.1
^ ip address to request
             ^ server ip
                  ^ gateway
                             ^ netmask
                                           ^ system hostname
                                                      ^ autoconf is N/A
                                                            ^ DNS

Updated: 2021-10-21