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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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