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

Nathanael Noblet nathanael at gnat.ca
Fri Sep 24 18:27:54 PDT 2004

On Sep 24, 2004, at 6:06 PM, Andy Neebel wrote:

>> 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
>> Gifford).
> Only thing that I can think of that may affect this is that the kernel
> keeps changing what device nodes are used to access SATA drives.  For
> the first couple 2.6 kernels is was /dev/sd*, then /dev/hd*, and now
> 2.6.8 is /dev/sd* again.  I don't know why it keeps changing, but it
> usually screws up my booting because my fstab and root commands both
> become broken

Why not use the vfs label instead of the /dev ? so LABEL=/root or 

Nathanael D. Noblet
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