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Re: 2009-08-27 - Fedora test day - Dracut



On Tue, 2009-08-25 at 15:12 -0700, stan wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Aug 2009 14:44:11 -0400
> James Laska <jlaska redhat com> wrote:
> 
> > It is worth noting that dracut will impact *every* Fedora 12 user (and
> > potentially users of other distros).  As a result, there are several
> > ways to get involved with testing, ranging from basic to more
> > advanced:
> > 
> 
> >      2. Update your existing Fedora 11 (or Fedora 12 Alpha) system(s)
> > to use dracut, and reboot 
> 
> Just for fun I installed dracut on my F11 x86_64 system.  Then I read
> web documents until I had some idea of what it was doing.
> 
> I created an initramfs in boot from the currently running kernel.
> dracut -v --debug -H test_dracut-initramfs.cpio.gz 
> 
> When it came time to use my shiny new initramfs, the option I wanted
> seemed to be dracut-gencmdline.  So I ran it.  And it wasn't found.  I
> went to this link and it seems to imply it should
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Dracut/Options#Dracut-gencmdline
> Eventually, I realized there was more than the dracut package, and
> installed all of the dracut packages.
> 
> A little more reading said that I could just use a regular kernel line
> in /boot/grub/menu.lst.  So I used this stanza to boot:
> 
>   title Fedora (2.6.30.5-32.20090821.fc11.x86_64.dracut)
>     root (hd2,0)
>     kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.30.5-32.20090821.fc11.x86_64 root=UUID=c94b5547-e098-45ca-8776-cce0e0cd6bac vga=0x318 init=/sbin/bootchartd
>     initrd /test_dracut-initramfs.cpio.gz
> 
> However, a reboot eventually arrived at a screen telling me it couldn't
> find the root device and it was going to sleep forever.
> 
> What did I miss?

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Testcase_Dracut_switch_to_host-built_ramdisk

Linked right from the Test Day page :)

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Adam Williamson
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