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SubjectRe: optional delay after partition detection at boot time
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> - you don't know the root device, so the kernel will
> panic at boot because it cannot find the root device.
> In this case, you have the partition list still on
> the screen as it's among the latest things in the
> boot order. And if your kernel reboots upon panic,
> just boot it with panic=30 so get 30 seconds to read
> the partition table.

And, I might add, boot with vga=6 to get a *BIG* screen, so you won't miss any
messages.



Jan Engelhardt
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