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    SubjectRe: root= needs hex in 2.6.0-test1-mm2
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    On Wed, 2003-07-23 at 15:43, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
    > On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 01:56:40AM -0500, Tom Felker wrote:
    > > I finally booted 2.6.0-test1-mm2, after reading somebody else who needed to
    > > use hex in the root= argument. root=/dev/hdb1 and root=hdb2 would panic
    > > ("VFS: Cannot open root device hdb1 or unknown-block(0,0)"), but root=0341
    > > worked. Devfs is compiled in, devfs=nomount and devfs=mount make no
    > > difference. Is this intentional?
    >
    > Yes. If you use devfs you have to use devfs names for root=. It's
    > pretty simple. Best option of course is to avoid devfs.

    I didn't compile devfs in... However, root=/dev/xxx caused a panic
    during bootup. So, I guess those panics aren't related exclusively to
    devfs.

    What's really strange on this issue is that I haven't still heard any
    response from the kernel gurus :-?

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