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Old 01-09-2007, 04:05 AM   #1
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System hangs at "Switching to new root"!!!!!!!!!

hi all,
I m using a custom compiled kernel, and i m
using a 512MB compact flash(my root filesystem is on a partition of compact flash),
to boot an x86 based board.
I just need a login shell ( a prompt) with some basic commands n nothing else.
But when i start booting,the system hangs at line

"Switching to new root"

I m using grub as boot loader, and initrd created by mkinitrd command.

wot can be the problem???



Last edited by raklo; 01-09-2007 at 04:15 AM.
Old 01-09-2007, 05:08 AM   #2
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how much swap is it using it is a case of memory leakage


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