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SubjectRe: current linus bk, error mounting root
On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 17:01:55 +0100, Jens Axboe <> wrote:
> what are the major/minor numbers of /dev/root?

If I boot on a working system it is 8,5

mkrootdev is a nash command

mkrootdev path
Makes path a block inode for the device which should be mounted
as root. To determine this device nash uses the device sug-
gested by the root= kernel command line argument (if root=LABEL
is used devices are probed to find one with that label). If no
root= argument is available, /proc/sys/kernel/real-root-dev
provides the device number.

I already tried switching from the label syntax to /dev/sda5 without effect.

Jon Smirl
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