Re: Re: Moving root directory on a QNAP TS219P
>> On a normal x86 box, it would be a matter of changing the grub options to
>> point the kernel at the new drive, using UUID or /dev/sdx#. On this nifty
>> little armel box, I have no idea how to change the kernel command line to
>> point at a new root partition.
>We don't change the kernel command line at all on the QNAP. Instead,
>we hardcode the root device into the ramdisk (which is loaded from
>In order to change it, you have to edit /etc/fstab and regenerate the
>ramdisk: update-initramfs -u
>Make sure the result is written to flash. If it is not done
>automatically, you can run 'flash-kernel' manually.
That did work for me. Of course I lost a day to troubleshooting when I forgot
to create /sys on the new drive. Even the smartest of us can make really
stupid mistakes, and I ain't the smartest of us...