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Bug 51660 - RFE: Mount root device by filesystem label in initrd [Root drive remapped after adding drives]
RFE: Mount root device by filesystem label in initrd [Root drive remapped aft...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-13 14:12 EDT by Wendy Hung
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-17 11:15:39 EDT
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Description Wendy Hung 2001-08-13 14:12:31 EDT
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Description of problem:
After adding drives to a running 7.1 system, missing OS message occurs 
after reboot.  Found that drives were remapped after booting with the 
parameter "root=/dev/sdb5" worked. 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Place unconfigured RAID adapter in PCI slot.
2. Install RH 7.1 to local drives with onboard Adaptec controller with 
3. Attach cable from RAID adapter to external drives and configure RAID-5 
4. Reboot system.

Actual Results:  Missing OS.  Red Hat load the ips driver first before the 
aic7xxx and finds the RAID drives of which it tries to boot off of.

Expected Results:  Boot into RH 7.1 successfully.

Additional info:

Passing the paramter "root=/dev/sdb5" works.
The drive has been remapped from sda5 to sdb5.
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-08-17 11:15:34 EDT
If this is a bug, it's an mkinitrd bug (or anaconda bug) where it should
have the root-device module as first module.
Comment 2 Matt Wilson 2001-08-17 11:22:55 EDT
This will require implementing mount by label support in the initrd.  It's not
planned for 7.1 or the next release.

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