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SubjectRe: Can't mount USB partition as root
On Dec-29 2003, Mon, 17:38 +0100
Karel Kulhavý <> wrote:

> Is it possible to boot kernel with root from /dev/sda1 (USB)?
> partition table: whole /dev/sda is one partition (sda1), type 83 (Linux).
> Tried also switching on and off hotplugging in kernel and it didn't help.

Well, is the device detected and the partition table scanned before the
root mount is attempted?

I believe this should work given you've compiled in all the necessary
code. Please capture the dmesg using serial console/netconsole/whatever
and post it along with your .config.

Tomas Szepe <>
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