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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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