Having been directed to initramfs by an answer to my earlier question (thanks!), I've been working on getting initramfs working. I can now boot the kernel and drop to a shell prompt, where I can ...
The way I understand it, initramfs is responsible for loading the "real" root filesystem. Now, there are two places where we define that root. First we put an entry in /etc/fstab. Second, we put the ...
I am new to file system. Can somebody explain me what is happening in the following? # This is a very simple, default initramfs dir /dev 0755 0 0 nod /dev/console 0600 0 0 c 5 1 nod ...
I'm trying to understand the boot process of a machine as a whole from the time you hit the power button. There's this one piece from bootloader to initramfs stage I don't quite understand among some ...
My machine is running inside a KVM virtual machine (Parallels Desktop v8), having a BIOS (not UEFI), having one SATA drive connected, one GPT partition on that disk, the partition is ext4 formatted, ...
How to fix boot into initramfs prompt and “mount: can't read '/etc/fstab': No such file or directory” and “No init found”?
Installing a new system using a GPT partitioned disk dedicated to a single partition, ext4 formatted, extlinux (version 4.05) as bootloader, Ubuntu Core version 13.10 amd64 as rootfs, and Ubuntu ...
I want to extend an existing Debian 6.0 system so that it is able to automatically fix a corrupt root file system by restoring a separate image. That process should start automatically instead of the ...