Re: pivot_root and initrd kernel panic woes

From: Stephen C. Tweedie (
Date: Thu Dec 13 2001 - 14:07:50 EST


On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 01:50:46PM -0500, Joy Almacen wrote:

> After which I added this line my /etc/lilo.conf file:
> image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.9-12smp
> label=2.4.9smp
> append="initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.9-12smp.img root=/dev/ram0
> init=/linuxrc rw"

That's your problem. You need to specify your real root device in the
"root=" section; for example, mine looks like


The initrd magic happens before the real root gets loaded: you don't
need to point root to /dev/ram0 to get a ramdisk.

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