udev [ -f /dev/.udev.tdb ] test

M.Canales.es manuel at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Sep 24 16:29:04 PDT 2004

El Vie 24 Sep 2004 22:53 Andy Neebel escrbió:

> I don't know about this, I have an SATA drive as my primary/only linux
> drive, and I can boot linux fine without need an initrd.  I don't know
> if I'm using libata or not ( I think so, is that what the 2.6 SATA
> drivers are based on? ) but I compile the drivers into my kernel and
> that seems to work fine. 

In my system, QDI-P4I848P motherboard (chipset ICH5) with "Enchanced Mode" 
activated in BIOS, and the libata driver compiled into the kernel (the SATA 
ata_piix driver, not the PATA piix driver) I got a "kernel paninc: unable to 
mount root filesystem" if I try to load the kernel directly, but boot fine 
using a barebone initrd (created using the "initrd for LFS" hint from Jim 

The same issue with my USB drive. 

Not tested on an ALI-M5283 based card, the kernel don't have support for that 
chipset yet :-(

I can't find good documentation about that, only personal experience using this 
concret hardware. 

Manuel Canales Esparcia         
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