L4Linux bootprompt question

Adam Lackorzynski adam at os.inf.tu-dresden.de
Wed Feb 9 00:46:57 CET 2005


On Tue Feb 08, 2005 at 17:24:11 -0600, Jayesh Salvi wrote:
> I an confused about the bootprompt arguments mention in the
> l4linux.cd.k_us.cfg file that is given to the loader to load the L4Linux
> 2.6 kernel.
> The line is :
> task "vmlinuz26" "mem=44M noreplacement root=1:0 load_ramdisk=1 ramdisk_size=4096 l4env_rd=initrd.gz panicblink=0 lang=us"
> What does root=1:0 mean?
> After referring to "The Linux Bootprompt - HowTo"
> http://ldp.rtin.bz/HOWTO/BootPrompt-HOWTO-3.html#ss3.1 I figured out
> that the argument is of the type root=/dev/*

1:0 is another way of writing /dev/ram0, which is the block device with
major 1 and minor 0.

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