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gbowden 11-18-2006 08:55 AM

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


uselpa 11-18-2006 09:55 AM

Yes, you need to boot with a kernel that has the modules compiled in that would otherwise be on the initrd.

gbowden 11-18-2006 10:17 AM

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.

uselpa 11-18-2006 10:53 AM

Did you also include ext3 and jbd?

gbowden 11-18-2006 11:22 AM

I included ext3 but not jbd.

What option do I need to choose to add jbd?

uselpa 11-18-2006 11:46 AM

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.

gbowden 11-18-2006 12:09 PM

root@gbnet:/home/gbowden/msn# cat /boot/config-generic-smp- | grep JBD
# CONFIG_JBD_DEBUG is not set

Looks like it's set.

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