FW: [syslinux] How to delay before mounting root filesystem

Kharisma Esguerra kharisma.esguerra at eppi.epson.com.ph
Wed Jan 26 00:04:13 PST 2005

yup runned it. probably something wrong with my initrd filesystem. can
you send me a directory listing of your initrd? and probably a sample
if worse comes to worse, i'll probably load my usb and scsi modules in the

i'm probably doing it all wrong. i'm trying to imitate the slackware10usb
way of booting up. every driver built in the kernel, patch on the mounting
root filesystem, and no initrd in the lilo.conf. somebody told me kernel
have been rdev-ed but i don't think that's necessary if you're using lilo
not using a ramdisk.

somebody help me. any samples?

-----Original Message-----
From: syslinux-bounces at zytor.com [mailto:syslinux-bounces at zytor.com]On
Behalf Of Joel Ebel
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 1:43 AM
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Subject: Re: [syslinux] How to delay before mounting root filesystem

This is the whole reason RUNT Linux exists.  TO be able to boot from USB
devices.  You have the right idea.  You need an initial ramdisk to
sleep, or you need the kernel to be patched to allow time for the USB
device to be initialized.  I haven't had consistent results with the
kernel patches, so RUNT uses an initial ramdisk.  Take a look at the
RUNT website: http://ncsu.edu/project/runt and try making an initrd like
is in RUNT.  I've used busybox with LASH and sleep compiled in.  I also
load modules in the ramdisk, but you can do without that if it's
compiled into the kernel.

Obvious question... Did you run lilo after changing lilo.conf?


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