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SubjectRe: SOLUTION Re: 2.6.0-test3 cannot mount root fs
On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 08:07:20AM -0400, jeff millar wrote:
> Nope... For the reported problem I had with grub and root=/dev/hda3, it was
> with a fresh tar file.
>
> As someone said, this "can't happen". And as someone else said, "It comes
> and goes with random changes in .config file"

so is there still somebody who is not able to boot,
despite of 16 different versions of root=wossname?

if so, I'm willing to make a small patch, which does
_a_lot_of_ status output and checks around this
code ... so it might be possible to track down any
issues/bugs ...

pleas let me know,
Herbert

> jeff
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Norbert Preining" <preining@logic.at>
> To: "gaxt" <gaxt@rogers.com>; "Henrik Ræder Clausen" <henrik@fangorn.dk>;
> "Francois Romieu" <romieu@fr.zoreil.com>; <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>;
> "Felipe Alfaro Solana" <felipe_alfaro@linuxmail.org>; "Mr. James W.
> Laferriere" <babydr@baby-dragons.com>; "Brown, Len" <len.brown@intel.com>;
> "Andrew Morton" <akpm@osdl.org>; "Mark W. Alexander"
> <slash@dotnetslash.net>; "jeff millar" <wa1hco@adelphia.net>; "Thomas
> Molina" <tmolina@cablespeed.com>; "Christian Mautner" <chm@istop.com>;
> "Andrey Borzenkov" <arvidjaar@mail.ru>; "Herbert Pötzl"
> <herbert@13thfloor.at>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 2:15 AM
> Subject: SOLUTION Re: 2.6.0-test3 cannot mount root fs
>
>
> > On Die, 12 Aug 2003, Christian Mautner wrote:
> > > Hast du auch einen kompletten Kernel tarball versucht? Wahrscheinlich
> >
> > The solution is:
> > Get a COMPLETE linux-2.6.0-test3.tar.bz2
> > and
> > DO NOT USE patch
> >
> > I patched up the kernel from 2.5.20 or something and there seemed to be
> > an error somewhere on the way up. Getting a *clean* kernel tar file,
> > compile with the same .config, running.
> >
> > This is the use of patches!
> >
> > Best wishes
> >
> > Norbert
> >
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Norbert Preining <preining AT logic DOT at> Technische Universität
> Wien
> > gpg DSA: 0x09C5B094 fp: 14DF 2E6C 0307 BE6D AD76 A9C0 D2BF 4AA3 09C5
> B094
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > AINDERBY STEEPLE (n.)
> > One who asks you a question with the apparent motive of wanting to
> > hear your answer, but who cuts short your opening sentence by leaning
> > forward and saying 'and I'll tell you why I ask...' and then talking
> > solidly for the next hour.
> > --- Douglas Adams, The Meaning of Liff
> >
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