That's odd, because I am using 2.6.4 with devfs and I have root=/dev/hdb5 in my
Would having CONFIG_DEVFS_MOUNT=y make a difference?
On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 08:11:00PM +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> 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
> you can't.
> > 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 :)