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

From: Richard Gooch (
Date: Wed Feb 14 2001 - 16:20:42 EST

David Ford writes:
> "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?
> This symlink doesn't exist/isn't usable for boot. Use the qualified
> pathname.

Actually, the /dev/ide/hd/... name is available for the root device.

Also, the kernel has special init code to parse /dev/hda1 and similar
names, so they should work too (as long as you don't have "devfs=only"
on your boot line). That's actually very old code (predates devfs).


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