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SubjectRe: wanted: more informative message if root device can't be found/mounted
jurriaan wrote:
> I'm experimenting with turning off the PATA drivers and use SATA only,
> since all my devices are now found by the SATA drivers in
> 2.6.19-rc5-mm1.
> There is one area in which the kernel could, I think, do better. When
> booting, there's no way for me to know where /dev/hda is going to end
> up.

You might try using a distribution with an initramfs that performs
proper hardware detection, and can mount the root volume by ID rather
than device path.
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