On 01/21/2011 05:04 AM, Daniel Pielmeier wrote:
On Friday 21 January 2011 04:09:12 walt wrote:
Has anyone managed to use that UUID feature to tell the kernel where to
find the rootfs?
You have to use a initramfs, see:
Starting from kernel-2.6.37 [1,2] this is possible without an intramfs
 http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=b5af921ec02333e943efb59aca4 f56b78fc0e100
Yes, that's exactly the feature I'm unable to get working correctly.
After re-reading the commit message I now see that the UUID he refers
to is part of a GPT, *not* part of an MSDOS partition table <sigh>.
(I've been trying to use the uuid that appears in /dev/disk/by-uuid,
which is not at all the same thing.)
Thanks for posting the link -- it did give me the answer, but one I
didn't want to hear
Now I need to find out if I can use a GPT on this machine...