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Re: ext3 root partition with kernel-image packages

On Mon, 6 May 2002, Michael Stone wrote:

> On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 07:40:16AM +1000, 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 old change root mechanism is obsolete.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
> The specific mechanism isn't the hideous part. The hideous part is the
> suggestion that the rootfs type be somehow hardcoded into a new
> (debian-specific) mechanism in the initrd. That's not the current case,
> nor should it be.  If that's not what that bug report was mean to
> suggest, and the only point of the bug report was to switch from change
> root to pivot_root, I don't understand how it's at all relevant to the
> ext3 problem.

Hmmm ... have you checked my followup to the bugreport in question? IMHO
it's quite clear from it. But I may err.

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