By the way, while trying latest 2.6.20 kernel, my machine couldn't mount my SCSI drive as sda2 anymore...
I swear I didn't plug/unplug any device in the meanwhile.
Got any clue? Is there a magic option to get in a shell and check with genkernel made kernels for the correct device node? Or a udev initramfs with just a prompt available?
On Tue, 13 Mar 2007 18:45:20 +0000 (UTC)
Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@...> wrote:
> Peter Humphrey <prh@...> posted
> 200703131731.44114.prh@..., excerpted below, on Tue, 13 Mar
> 2007 17:31:44 +0000:
> > On Tuesday 13 March 2007 14:06:22 dustin@... wrote:
> >> On Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 05:08:02PM +0800, P.V.Anthony wrote:
> >> > I hope one day grub will allow "root=UUID=something" then the problem
> >> > is completely solved.
> >> Not to be picky, but it's the kernel that parses that command line --
> >> grub just supplies it to the kernel.
> > Are you sure? It seems to me that the "root=" parameter is to grub, to
> > tell it where to find the kernel to which to pass the remaining
> > arguments.
> The "root (hd0,0)" (or whatever) line is for grub.
> The "kernel ..." line, including the "root=/dev/whatever", or as we are
> talking here "root=label" parameter, are passed to the kernel. It uses
> that parameter to find and load its rootfs after the kernel has loaded
> and done the pre-root detection and config stuff, but before the first
> userspace program (normally init) starts and does the userspace boot
> stuff, plus loading any additional kernel modules and doing a bit more
> kernel config (sysctl and the like).
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