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SubjectRe: IDE -> ATA DISK
> Quoting Kurt Garloff (
> > You compiled ide-disk as a module which is a very bad idea, if your root fs
> > is on a ide-disk. How should the kernel load a module, without being able to
> > mount the root fs?
> Something similar happened to me some weeks ago. I just forgot to
> change the setting to be non-modular, and it didn't boot. Wouldn't it be possible
> to have a "Default device to boot from" entry in {,menu,x}config to
> enter a value and have the config stuff check for the appropriate
> drivers to be compiled into the kernel?

And how should kernel's Makefile guess that /dev/hdc is a CD-ROM, not disk ?
Especially, when kernel is compiled on another machine than that on which
it will be booted...

Andrzej M. Krzysztofowicz
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Wydz.Fizyki Technicznej i Matematyki Stosowanej Politechniki Gdanskiej

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