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SubjectRe: initrd failure on Linux-2.4.17
On Tue, 15 Jan 2002, Jeff Chua wrote:

> On Mon, 14 Jan 2002, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> > RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
> > Freeing initrd memory: 581k freed
> > kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 01:00
> >
> > Has somebody fixed this or is it expected that nobody uses
> > an initial RAM disk on 2.4.17 ..or.. is this not the latest
> > "stable" version of Linux to use?
>
> RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
> Freeing initrd memory: 5384k freed
> VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 172k freed
>
> I booted with Linux-2.4.0 up to 2.4.18-pre3.
>
> Did you specify root=/dev/hda2 in your boot file?
>

No. Root is initially /dev/ram0, and will pivot-root to
/dev/scd1 once it works. The initial ram-disk, /dev/ram0
is never mounted so that's as far as it gets.


Cheers,
Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).

I was going to compile a list of innovations that could be
attributed to Microsoft. Once I realized that Ctrl-Alt-Del
was handled in the BIOS, I found that there aren't any.


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