Re: 2.4.1 - can't read root fs (devfs maybe?)

From: Michael B. Trausch (
Date: Wed Jan 31 2001 - 01:14:11 EST

On Wed, 31 Jan 2001, Michael J. Dikkema wrote:
> I went from 2.4.0 to 2.4.1 and was surprised that either the root
> filesystem wasn't mounted, or it couldn't be read. I'm using devfs.. I'm
> thinking there might have been a change with regards to the devfs
> tree.. is the legacy /dev/hda1 still /dev/discs/disc0/part1?

First off, are you using ext2fs for your main filesystem (for /)? If so,
are there any *other* errors?

Also, /dev/hda1 == /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 on my computer,
Kernel 2.4.1, with devfs enabled. It can also be referenced via another
symlink (/dev/ide/hd/c0b0t0u0p1), which is the same thing.

        - Mike

Michael B. Trausch
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