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Re: [patch] cmdline.c rewrite

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Subject: Re: [patch] cmdline.c rewrite
From: Guido Guenther <agx@sigxcpu.org>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 00:12:03 +0100
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On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 09:39:30AM +1100, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> It was blindly copying from the environment variable a string
> looking like dksc(0,1,2).  This should be translated (somehow)
> to something looking like /dev/sdb1.  This would have to be
> done after the hard disk probes.
If you set OSLoadPartition=/dev/sda1 (or whatever) - it allows you to
boot from hard disk without any boot loader involved. If you have a
bootloader (which is only true for IP22 [1]) it sets up the kernels
commandline properly anyway - so where's the problem? nfsroot?
 -- Guido

[1] talking only about SGI mips systems here

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