[blfs-support] Booting a BLFS system with Syslinux

Simon Geard delgarde at ihug.co.nz
Wed Dec 4 01:59:59 PST 2013

On Tue, 2013-12-03 at 11:16 +0000, Richard Melville wrote:

> I have syslinux on a GPT USB flash drive (currently /dev/sdc1)
> together with the kernel image.  The root file system is on an mSATA
> SSD (currently /dev/sdb2) which is traditionally partitioned. If I use
> "root=/dev/sdb2 plus kernel parameters" on the syslinux flash drive
> than the system boots just fine.  If I substitute /dev/sdb2 with
> "root=UUID=whatever_blkid_of_/dev/sdb2_is plus kernel parameters" then
> it doesn't boot and I get a kernel panic.  There's also another SSD
> installed but not currently used.  

Re-read the link Bruce posted - to boot without an initramfs the
parameter is PARTUUID, not UUID, and the value should be whatever
appears under /dev/disk/by-partuuid for that partition.


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