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Re: failed to resolve partition “my-root”

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: failed to resolve partition “my-root”
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:45:55 +0200
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Alex Kost <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès (2017-06-29 16:33 +0200) wrote:
>> Marius Bakke <address@hidden> skribis:
>>> Maybe we could add all disk drivers to the base initrd image?
>>> $ du -h $(guix build linux-libre 
>>> 2>/dev/null)/lib/modules/*/kernel/drivers/ata
>>> 1.3M
>>> /gnu/store/b7nk7glwlrjk8fnw4g7zylzlx7g2f6jd-linux-libre-4.11.6/lib/modules/4.11.6-gnu/kernel/drivers/ata
>>> That doesn't sound too much to me and will save many users some trouble.
>> Maybe not “all” because it’s a moving target, but at least “some”.
> I vote for adding "sata_nv".  It is also required for my computer.  And
> as Ricardo, I had a hard time trying to figure out why I get:
>   waiting for partition 'root' to appear
> Also I recall there was another person who had the same problem (missing
> "sata_nv" module).  There was a conversation on the subject here:
> A missing kernel module required for HDD, may be the end of the game for
> most users who want to try GuixSD, so I think we should add such modules
> by default.  I don't know what else is missing, but "sata_nv" looks like
> a good candidate to be added.

Agreed, sounds good to me.  I’ll let you add it.

(At the end of the day every committer will have their favorite drivers
in the initrd, muahaha.  ;-))

Longer-term, we should probably listen for kernel “uevents” and figure
out what modules need to be loaded.


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