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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.

I just checked out the d-i trunk, I'll see what I can do.

>Also, the following information is required in order to fix this:
>=2D does this need to be added for _all_ PReP systems, and if not what
>  algorithm can be used?

It has to be added for all PReP systems which use the mkvmlinuz boot loader,
so that would be all PRePs, if I am not mistaken.

>=2D 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)

/dev/sda2 isn't the PReP partition. The PReP boot partition *has to be*
the first primary partition on the boot disk. /dev/sda2 is the root
partition of the fresh install in my case and of course this can and
will be different. We only need to know the boot disk, then we know
the place and the name of the PReP partition.

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