Bug 76796 - LABEL in root= options not working
Summary: LABEL in root= options not working
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mkinitrd
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Erik Troan
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-26 21:14 UTC by Sampson Fung
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:47 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-03 07:57:04 UTC

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Config file for grub (20 bytes, text/plain)
2002-10-26 21:17 UTC, Sampson Fung
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Description Sampson Fung 2002-10-26 21:14:05 UTC
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Description of problem:
Just after a fresh install of RH 8.0, the kernel line in grub reads:
   kernel /boot/vmlinux-2.4.18-14 ro root=LABEL=hdal
And it boots normally.

Then I download the kernel.*.2.4.18-17.8.0-i386.rpm, then the line reads:
   kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.4.18-17.8.0 ro root=LABEL=hda1
Then ends in kernal panic that cannot mount root filesystem.

After changing root=/dev/hda1, it starts normally.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Change the root= to use LABEL, fails immediatelly
2.  Change the root= to use /dev, OK immediatelly

Additional info:

Comment 1 Sampson Fung 2002-10-26 21:17:03 UTC
Created attachment 82227 [details]
Config file for grub

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-11-06 22:00:12 UTC
This doesn't look like the actual file.  Could you attach the actual grub.conf?

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-03 07:57:04 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have any additional information
to add.

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