How to edit partition labels?
netmask at enZotech.net
Fri Aug 6 00:04:06 UTC 2004
> only partially true. as i understand it (and i asked about this way back in
> history once upon a time), you only need an initrd if you want to mount the
> *root* filesystem by label.
> if you use an initrd, then the mounting of the root filesystem will (somehow)
> be able to use labels -- perhaps the initrd forces the mounting to happen in
> user space?
from man mkinitrd.. This leaves me to believe that yes, you /only/ need to use
initrd if your root partition is utilizing labels.. as is default in
If a label is used, as in root=LABEL=rootPart the initrd will search all
available devices for an ext2 or ext3 filesystem with the appropriate label,
and mount that device as the root filesystem.
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