Re: OldWorld Mac-specific problems; perhaps drop?
On Thu, Jul 13, 2006 at 11:35:01AM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
> On Jul 13, 2006, at 3:34 AM, Daniel Dickinson wrote:
> >Yes, I have filed bug report #375035. The kernel panics claiming that
> >it can't find the root device, but the evidence is that it doesn't
> >even *try* to use the initramfs before it does this. (no freeing
> >memory message, for instance).
> As I said, my production bootloader is BootX (for reasons that aren't
> worth going into here) so this may not be appropriate for you:
> I "solved" this problem by telling BootX, in it's "additional kernel
> arguments" dialog box, that "root=/dev/hde10" (Obviously you will
> have to use the appropriate device designation for your machine.
Ah, i think that i know what this problem is then.
initrd-tools used to be knoweldgeable about the root device, while
initramfs-tools doesn't and you have to give it explicitly.
Try using yaird instead of initramfs-tools, and you will see this problem