Re: Making boot process wait for recognition of device
On Thu, 2005-04-07 at 09:56 +0100, Arnaud Delobelle wrote:
> Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > have you tried just adding "rootdelay=<seconds>" on the kenrel command
> > line ?
> No I haven't ! Thanks a lot for the tip, I didn't know about this
> kernel parameter. I'll try it at once, I knew my use of initrd was a
> vast overkill... OTOH now that I know something about initrd's I might
> revert to a stock 2.6.8 kernel with a custom initrd !
> I have two remaining problems with my firewire drive:
> * sometimes after my laptop wakes from sleep, the connection to the HD
> seems lost (no access to root filesystem anymore :( ). I haven't
> investigated this yet as it's my first installation of linux on a laptop
> (and on ppc)
This is unfortunately a well known problem. The firewire layer in linux
lacks proper sleep/wakeup support for now.
> * The kernel doesn't see the firewire HD when I power on the computer,
> only when I reboot it (but Open Firmware does see it in both cases).
> This really puzzles me...
Yes, that is weird. You should send a dmesg output after power up to
the linux-1394 mailing list. Folks there might have a clue...