Re: Kernel Panic | boot | Unable to mount root fs | Reiser FS
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On Saturday 02 November 2002 8:35 am, Mariano Kamp wrote:
> I was unsure what to do with the type of partition when fdisking my
> hd. I left the type as "eightysomething - linux" as I haven't found
> ReiserFS as a vaild type.
I don't know off the top of my head - try http://www.namesys.com for lots of
information about ReiserFS
> Btw. Is it possible to boot from a ReiserFS partition?
No reason why not - although I am not doing it at the moment
You should understand that /sbin/lilo uses the file system in context of when
you run it to read /etc/lilo.conf AND to write data about the placing of the
file into the boot sector based in disk addresses. When you see the lilo
prompt etc at boot time that is NOT /sbin/lilo running but rather what it has
already written into the boot block (ie the disk addressed). As a result, to
load the kernel image and the initrd image does not need a filesystem.
As my previous post states - initrd runs some scripts which load the module
for the root file system (ie ReiserFS) and the mounts it. The pivot_root
command does the switch.
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