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    SubjectRe: root= needs hex in 2.6.0-test1-mm2
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    On Wed, 23 Jul 2003 23:43, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
    > On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 01:56:40AM -0500, Tom Felker wrote:
    > > I finally booted 2.6.0-test1-mm2, after reading somebody else who needed
    > > to use hex in the root= argument. root=/dev/hdb1 and root=hdb2 would
    > > panic ("VFS: Cannot open root device hdb1 or unknown-block(0,0)"), but
    > > root=0341 worked. Devfs is compiled in, devfs=nomount and devfs=mount
    > > make no difference. Is this intentional?
    >
    > Yes. If you use devfs you have to use devfs names for root=. It's
    > pretty simple. Best option of course is to avoid devfs.

    ie use

    root=/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target1/lun0/part1

    or equivalent

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