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Re: ext3 root partition with kernel-image packages

On Sat, 4 May 2002, Herbert Xu wrote:

> Michael Stone <mstone@debian.org> wrote:
> > and I'm not at all clear why. Playing games with pivot_root is hideous
> > and should be (is, sometimes) completely unnecessary.
> Actually, pivot_root is the recommended method of doing this.  The
> old change root mechanism is obsolete.  The only task is to convert
> initrd-tools to use pivot_root which will happen after woody is released.

For all that are interested: I've posted a HOWTO as a followup to the
bugreport against initrd-tools [1]. There are two little edges in the
solution, but they are not a problem and the solution works well. If
someone knows how to fix these, please tell me and I can include it.

Before you use the solution you have to change /dev/hda5 to your
respective root device.


[1] http://bugs.debian.org/135537

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