FC3 does not boot with an own vanilla kernel
ron.flory at adtran.com
Wed Nov 10 21:29:34 UTC 2004
>> using 2.6.9 from kernel.org:
>> while in /usr/src/linux-2.6.9:
>> mkinitrd -f -v /boot/initrd-2.6.9.img 2.6.9 ??
>> is this bogus?
Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> no but you have to tell your bootloader about it as well otherwise it
> just goes unused.
title Test (2.6.9)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9 ro root=/dev/hda4 rhgb
except, substituting 'root=LABEL=/' for 'root=LABEL=/' keeps
the bootloader from finding an initrd. As it is now, it just can't
find a console ;)
Yet, the below target works when the FC3 kernel source is built
and prepared with mkinitrd:
title Fedora Core (2.6.9-prep)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-prep ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb
>> P.S. as a side note, i remember the LABEL=/ directive not
>> working with kernel.org 2.4 kernels since RH8, and i
>> never really *had* to bother with building initrds then.
>> I just assumed some RH proprietary stuff was not present
>> and didn't worry too much about it.
> well that's the wrong assumption; LABEL= has never been a kernel side
OK, I believe you- it just an 'unknown' i can work around without
too much trouble. I am a bit curious why it behaves differently tho.
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