I'm having trouble mounting the initrd.img from the new 0.8 CD.
Using the 0.7 CD I could:
gunzip initrd.img -> initrd.img
mount -o loop initrd.img /initededit
-- change files
gzip initrd.img -> initrd.img
With the new CD I still can unzip the file, but mounting is not possible. I tried different filesystems. ramfs and tmpfs didn't show any errors, but also no files.
what format is the new initrd.img and how can I modify it.
It's .cpio.gz, so you can't mount it, just unpack it. It's probably described in the wiki somewhere (mkinitcpio?). Inspecting it in mc is easy - just rename it to blah.cpio.gz, then you can enter it with the return key.