On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 09:53:41PM +0200, Iustin Pop wrote:
> Not necesarily. I have (for a long time, on many systems) used devfs and
> boot with grub with /dev/hda5 or such.
With 2.4 kernels you can pass non-devfs names on devfs systems, on 2.6
> AFAIK the kernel just parses the
> root device specification into a (major, minor) pair and uses that (i.e.
> the kernel doesn't look into /dev for mounting the root filesystem).
for non-devfs kernel that's true. In Linux 2.4 a devfs kernel tries to
look it up in devfs in addition and with Linux 2.6 _only_.
> But I could also be very wrong :)
You weren't that wrong actually :)