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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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