root file system where

GNUOrder gnuorder at
Tue Oct 29 13:39:01 CET 2002

On Friday 25 October 2002 05:20, Antony Stone wrote:
> On Friday 25 October 2002 8:32 am, OliverArnold at wrote:
> > Hello World,
> >
> > I try to set up a LinuxBIOS System. What i really can not understand is
> > the following: When I Flash the root filesystem into the BIOS Flash rom,
> > where do i tell the kernel to mount it? How does that work?
> If you mean you are putting a kernel into Disk On Chip, along with a root
> filing system as well, then the answer is that the root fs should be on
> /dev/nftla1

You can also mount a root image on ramdisk.  You create a ramdisk on boot up 
and use loop devices to mount files there.  There are many mini linux distros 
that do this from floppy, cdrom and cflash.


> If, on the other hand, you are actually only putting the kernel onto flash
> (DoC or some other flash device) then your root fs will still be /dev/hda1
> or wherever you have all your system files (maybe somewhere across a
>  network...).
> Does this tell you what you need ?
> Antony.

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