Bug 57282 - Customization Guide doesn't mention that initrd is required for ext3
Customization Guide doesn't mention that initrd is required for ext3
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-cg (Show other bugs)
7.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tammy Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-12-08 12:35 EST by Markku Kolkka
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-10 13:31:36 EST
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Description Markku Kolkka 2001-12-08 12:35:12 EST
Description of Problem:
Chapter 23 and Appendix A don't mention that creating an initrd image is 
necessary to boot from an ext3 filesystem with kernels using the standard 
Red Hat configuration. Only using SCSI adapters is mentioned as a reason 
for creating an initrd. This will result in an unbootable system for someone 
who follows the guide to upgrade a system with ext3 on IDE drives (see 
message-ID  <1007755456.210568@nnrp1.phx1.gblx.net> in 
comp.os.linux.misc).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rhl-cg(EN)-7.2-HTML-RHI (2001-08-30T14:29-0400)

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Comment 1 Tammy Fox 2002-03-07 17:27:31 EST
I have confirmed this with our kernel team and fixed this in CVS for the next
release. Thanks you for your report.

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