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Re: Silly bootup question



Unless I miss my guess, I'd say what's happening is, when the computer first
starts booting, it uses the /boot partition as its root.  Once it has enough
software loaded to understand the actual / partition, it switches the root
partition to be the actual /.

On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 11:30 AM, Matty Sarro <msarro gmail com> wrote:

> Hey everyone,
> When a RHEL system is booting, in the messages you can see "Switching to
> new
> root." Can someone explain this part of the bootup process? What exactly is
> meant by "new root," is it simply another shell starting or what?
> -Matthew
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