[syslinux] Re: 2 root disks sdb1,sdc1; if set "root=/dev/sdc1", mtab lies saying sdb1 is root!?
bounces at trodman.com
Sun Aug 25 21:45:40 PDT 2002
Thanks! That did it.
I read the man page on fstab, and then used tune2fs to make a unique
label for the sdc1 partition and used the label in fstab and it seems to work.
During boot what happens, I see a chicken egg dilemna - how is fstab read
without the root partition first getting mounted? I need a better overview of the
boot process. Is a temporary mount point (not "/") used to read the partition,
and later pivot_root used.. I should be looking at source code, right?
How about another nudge in the right direction; I won't post any more on
perl -e 'print unpack("u", "\.\=\$\!T\<F\]D\;6\%N\+F\-O\;0H\`");' #my e-mail address
On Sun 8/25/02 14:12 CDT Tom Rodman wrote:
>I have 2 SCSI disks each w/a RH 7.3 ext3 root filesystem: /dev/sdb1, and /dev/sdc1.
>/dev/sda1 is an old RH4.2 root filesystem. (sdb1 was created as an image of sdc1
>I have no problem booting from a SYSLINUX 1.52 floppy with SYSLINUX.CFG
>containing "append initrd=initrd.img root=/dev/sdb1".
>When I alter SYSLINUX.CFG with:
>"append initrd=initrd.img root=/dev/sdc1". The boot also works just fine:
> dmesg|grep Kernel results in:
> Kernel command line: initrd=initrd.img root=/dev/sdc1 BOOT_IMAGE=vmlinuz -b
>THE PROBLEM: the mount command and /etc/mtab indicate
>that "/dev/sdb1" is root- I know this is false because the
>sdb disk is never accessed (LED never lites) , and because I have
>distinct files on sdc not on sdb. If I reverse the SCSI ids on the 2 RH 7.3
>disks the behavior is identical when I boot from /dev/sdc1.
>What can be done to clear this up?
>Please help or let me know a more appropriate place to post this.
>perl -e 'print unpack("u", "\.\=\$\!T\<F\]D\;6\%N\+F\-O\;0H\`");' #my e-mail address
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