Cannot use UUID with self-compiled kernel (Hardy)

Mumia W. paduille.4062.mumia.w+nospam at
Fri Jul 25 14:26:06 UTC 2008

Rashkae wrote:
> Mumia W. wrote:
>> Hello. I'm having a problem with a self-compiled kernel. I can't use 
>> UUID to specify my root partition; however, using "root=/dev/sda8" 
>> works. When I try to boot using the UUID, I get this:
>>  > VFS: Cannot open root device "xxxxx" or unknown-block(0,0)
>> [...]
> My research on the subject (via google) has revealed a shocking and sad
> truth.  The kernel built in file system detection cannot use UUIDs.  The
> only way for this to work as intended is to use initrd/initramfs.


Thanks Rashkae. Can you give me the links? Are there any bugs filed?

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