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Re: 2.4.27 and 2.6.8 : Problems IPLing both s390 & s390x under hercules

On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 12:10:27PM +0200, Ivan Warren wrote:
> VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly.
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 8k freed
> Warning: unable to open an initial console.
> </LOG>

Add devfs=mount to the kernel command line. Since 2.4.27 devfs is not
longer mounted by default.

> First, I was just getting 'Kernel panic, attempting to kill init'... Ok.. So
> I suspected that dasd_eckd_mod just wasn't properly detecting my DASDs
> (possibly because of an hercules glitch in dynamic I/O processing [1]) - So
> I simply added a 'dasd_mod dasd=0108-010A' to /etc/mkinitrd/modules (my
> range of dasds I use) - and at least I am seeing the modules registering and
> detecting the EXT2/3 and swap partitions..

You should use /etc/modprobe.d for module options. I don't know why
/etc/mkinitrd/modules exists.

> Based on that... How should I specify my root device ?

/dev/dasda1 or try to use devfs=mount.


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