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Old 11-18-2006, 07:55 AM   #1
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Boot USB HD without initrd


Is there any way to boot a USB Hard Drive without using an initrd?

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Old 11-18-2006, 08:55 AM   #2
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Yes, you need to boot with a kernel that has the modules compiled in that would otherwise be on the initrd.
 
Old 11-18-2006, 09:17 AM   #3
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I've already done that. I compiled uhci-hcd, ehci-hcd, ohci-hcd and usb-storage into the kernel and get a unknown block device error.

The partitions are ext3.
 
Old 11-18-2006, 09:53 AM   #4
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Did you also include ext3 and jbd?
 
Old 11-18-2006, 10:22 AM   #5
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I included ext3 but not jbd.

What option do I need to choose to add jbd?
 
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I'm not sure but in the .config file it's "CONFIG_JBD=y". It's in the "File Systems" section next to ext2 and ext3.

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Old 11-18-2006, 11:09 AM   #7
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root@gbnet:/home/gbowden/msn# cat /boot/config-generic-smp-2.6.18.2 | grep JBD
CONFIG_JBD=y
# CONFIG_JBD_DEBUG is not set

Looks like it's set.
 
  


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