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SubjectRe: LANANA: To Pending Device Number Registrants
Oliver Neukum wrote:
> >
> > That's not the issue. LILO takes whatever you pass to root= and converts
> > it to a device number at /sbin/lilo time. An idiotic practice on the
> > part of LILO, in my opinion, that ought to have been fixed a long time
> > ago.
>
> And happily passes a "root=" argument through "append=" for the kernel to
> evaluate.
>

Sure, but it's not the way they have convinced users to set their systems
up.

-hpa

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