Andrew McGregor wrote:
> You need to build an initrd for that to work. That is actually handled
> by the scripts in the initrd, so without those...
> One workaround to get the ramdisk without having to use modules goes
> like this:
> Do a make modules_install anyway. That sets up the directory layout in
> /lib/modules, without which mkinitrd fails. Remove any modules that get
> installed (2.4 makefiles will probably build and install modules even if
> CONFIG_MODULES is not set).
> Then build the kernel and do a make install, and the /sbin/installkernel
> script will do the right thing.
> Not tested, but given my understanding of how RH8 boots, should work.
> Or else just pass the device.
> --On Saturday, December 28, 2002 11:12:13 -0800 Dan Kegel
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I'm trying to configure a minimal 2.4.17 to boot
>> on my redhat 8 box. No modules, no sound, nothing fancy at all.
>> One problem I'm having is it only works if I boot with root=/dev/hda9
>> instead of red hat's usual root=LABEL=/
>> I thought I had configured in the proper partition support.
>> Can anyone point out what's missing from my .config (or from 2.4.17)
>> to allow booting with root=LABEL=/ ?
-- Dan Kegel Linux User #78045 http://www.kegel.com
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