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Re: Is it possble to use /dev/disk/by-id/ in grub.conf?

From: Aniruddha
Subject: Re: Is it possble to use /dev/disk/by-id/ in grub.conf?
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 22:36:55 +0200

On Wed, 2008-07-30 at 20:25 +0200, Javier Martín wrote:

> Oh, sorry, I didn't realize you were talking about GRUB Legacy (this
> list is mostly about the development of GRUB 2). I think you are
> missing some "initrd" (GRUB2) or "module" (GRUB1?) line after the
> "linux" (GRUB2) or "kernel" (GRUB1) line - and the genkernel line
> should not be in the GRUB config files at all. The exact boot
> parameters and configuration should be in the Gentoo documentation: if
> I remember my Gentoo times correctly, the Handbook should have all the
> info you need. If you mail me a link to the post related to this issue
> in the Gentoo forums, I can answer you better than in this list.

I didn't realize I was running legacy grub :0. I looked in the Gentoo
handbook but I didn't find anything useful:

Here's the thread in the Gentoo forums with my current problem:

And here's a thread with some additional information:

Any help would be appreciated!



Now I go and try to boot this kernel:

> title=Gentoo Linux (2.6.24-gentoo-r8)
> root (hd0,1)
> kernel /boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.24-gentoo-r8 root=/dev/ram0 
> init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 
> real_root=LABEL=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_SAMSUNG_HD103UJS13PJ1MQ318013-part2 
> udev
> initrd /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.24-gentoo-r8

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