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SubjectRe: booting without initrd
On Thu, 8 Jun 2006, Mark Lord wrote:

> Rahul Karnik wrote:
>>
>> AFAIK Fedora sets up the kernel command line with "root=LABEL=/" in
>> grub.conf and therefore needs the initrd in order to work correctly.
>> If you do not want an initrd, then change this to
>> "root=/dev/<your_disk>" in grub.conf. Note that the reason Fedora uses
>> the LABEL is so you can move disks around in your system without a problem
>
> Heh.. except for people like me, who regularly swap disks around
> to boot from different distros, in which case the LABEL=/ continuously
> causes nothing but grief until I remember to edit it away.

not to mention the fact that the label checking code only checks the first
several drives (I don't know how many, but I know that it won't find a
label on sdq :-)

David Lang
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