[CentOS] Re: Installation problem, possibly RAID

Bryan J. Smith b.j.smith at ieee.org
Sun Sep 11 18:53:50 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-09-11 at 13:46 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Why should the kernel/initrd-loaded stage care anything
> at all about bios when finding the root partition?
> /boot has to be found by bios, of course, but I'm
> pretty sure I've put  / partitions on drives with
> no bios access at all that nothing knows about until
> the kernel is loaded and probes for them.

Okay, I get what you mean.  But there is still the /boot mapping issue.
In other words, whatever you boot (be it / or a separate /boot), you
still have issues.

So I agree that disk labels are _great_ for all filesystems to avoid
such things, even for GRUB.  But there are still boot-time mapping
issues before you get to that stage.

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