Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 137005
nash "pivot_root" fails
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:52 EST
Description of problem:
Use of "pivot_root" with Red Hat nash version 4.1.15 fails when using
initramfs and /init. Only "switchroot" can be used in the boot
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. write an initrd using "pivot_root" instead of "switchroot"
eventually, kernel panic
This is due to how initramfs is implemented within the kernel.
If you're using an initramfs, you must use switchroot and not pivot_root.
> If you're using an initramfs, you must use switchroot and not
Then this is a "bug" in the nash manpage. Simple comments to that
effect should be added to "switchroot" and "pivot_root" on the nash