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Bug#405572: PowerPC, prep flavor: missing root= boot option after install



On Thursday 04 January 2007 16:54, Ulrich Teichert wrote:
> After a successful installation
> on a Motorola PowerStack II, rebooting the fresh installation failed,
> because the kernel option root=/dev/sda2 (in my case) was missing.
[...]
> ROOT=/dev/sda2 should be added to the
> /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.config

Can you test if creating a file /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/prep-root with 
such a line works too? If it does, then that is much to be preferred.

Also, the following information is required in order to fix this:
- does this need to be added for _all_ PReP systems, and if not what
  algorithm can be used?
- how can the location of the PReP partition be determined; I doubt it
  will always be /dev/sda2 (use if a regular PATA controller and
  installation to a different harddisk come to mind)

Disclaimer: I know nothing about PowerPC myself.

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