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Re: [vox-tech] grub not finding root partition



On Fri, May 20, 2005 at 11:38:35AM -0400, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> 
> I really wish grub used standard device names.  :(

GRUB can be used to boot a bunch of different OSes, some of which do not
share the same device naming schemes.  For instance, BSD has partitions
and slices.

> root filesystem is on /dev/hda6
> boot partition is on /dev/hdb1
> 
>    title		Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.11
>    root		(hd1,0)
>    kernel		/vmlinuz-2.6.11 root=/dev/hda6 ro 
>    savedefault
>    boot
> 
> So I take it that "root (hd1,0)" doesn't mean "where to find root
> filesysetm", but rather, "where to find the kernel".
> 
> And I'm guessing that "root=/dev/hda6 ro" must be kernel arguments,
> which would mean "root=/dev/hda6" gives the location of the root
> filesystem.

Exactly.

-David

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