Overriding root in initrd?
I have the following problem with my Thecus N2100:
The Thecus won't boot with the installed kernel (stock debian,
vmlinuz-2.6.30-1-iop32x), as it is unable to find its root.
(serial console showing "Waiting for root device")
I traced the problem down; it seems that there is an discrepancy
betweens Redboot's opionion of the location of the root device,
and the opinion of the initrd.
exec -c "console=ttyS0,115200 root=/dev/ram0 initrd=0xa0800000,42M
exec -c "console=ttyS0,115200 root=/dev/md0 initrd=0xa0800000,42M
would boot the system.
I don't know what changed, but currently I assume that
a) the initrd should autodetect/override the root=/dev/ram0 to
b) I should update the redboot boot script
Personally I don't like messing with b), so I'd like to override
to the correct root.
For that, I'd need a pointer where to look....
Thanks for helping!
(The initrds are crafted with the initramfs-tools.)
Tobias Frost tobi ät coldtobi.de