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Bug 3922

Summary: Kernel 2.2.5-15 Can't Boot umsdos Filesystem
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: fmacall
Component: kernelAssignee: Cristian Gafton <gafton>
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Version: 6.0CC: fmacall
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Description fmacall 1999-07-06 21:19:23 UTC
loadlin vmlinuz-2.2.5-15 -v ramdisk=49152 initrd=mynitrd.gz hdc=cdrom lp=0x378 ppa=0x278

#  (/linuxrc as given in rescue.img.
#  cat /proc/sys/kernel/real-root-dev is right for my
#  for my umsdos root filesystem's device.)
insmod /modules/fat.o         #  Required for (u)msdos.
insmod /modules/msdos.o   #  Required for umsdos.
insmod /modules/umsdos.o #  For (re)booting into my
                                                 umsdos root filesystem.
exit                                       #  Let the (re)boot begin.
VFS:  (it's an msdos filesystem.)
kernel panic:  Can't find init.

Well, of course it can't find init.  It called my root filesystem
msdos, rather than umsdos, and "promotion" didn't occur.
How can I make this thing boot a umsdos root filesystem?

fmacall@onenet-ici.com

fcm