Re: [2.6.0-test1-mm2] unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

From: Jeremy Fitzhardinge (
Date: Sun Jul 20 2003 - 18:17:55 EST

On Sun, 2003-07-20 at 14:54, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
> Setting root=0303 (in your case) might helps things along.

root=0302 works for me, but root=/dev/hda2 and root=hda2 both fail, even
though /sys/block/hda/hda2/dev contains good values.

Hm, looks like try_path() in init/do_mounts.c generates paths which
don't exist. If you specify root=/dev/hda2, try_paths will look in
/sys/block/hda2/dev, but it needs to be /sys/block/hda/hda2/dev. I
tried playing with it a bit, but then it started trying to mount from
hda4 for no obvious reason...

But this should be enough to go on with.


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