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Moderator♦ pro tempore on French Language and Usage and Computer Science. I'm also a unix amateur, and a developer with a computer science background and security leanings by trade.

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comment WARNING: at kernel/irq/handle.c - after changing rootfs, but why?
@user3085931 In a nutshell, the kernel always has a rootfs; if it can't execute /init on it, it tries mounting the root=XXX parameter. unix.stackexchange.com/questions/122100/why-do-i-need-initramfs/… and unix.stackexchange.com/questions/118377/… have more information.
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comment WARNING: at kernel/irq/handle.c - after changing rootfs, but why?
@user3085931 You're using a root filesystem which is not a rootfs (yes, the terminology is subtle). (Technically the rootfs is still there, but it's empty and never used.)
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comment WARNING: at kernel/irq/handle.c - after changing rootfs, but why?
@user3085931 Nothing in what you posted points to your doing something wrong, but then you didn't describe much of what you did (for example, what you put in your new initramfs, if anything). It's quite likely that what you did revealed the bug. Note that “rootfs” and the device you pass to root= are different things — the rootfs is always a ramfs.
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answered Redirect the output of a command in `time command`
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revised How to tell if a SCSI device is removable?
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answered How to tell if a SCSI device is removable?
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answered iconv cannot convert given characters
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answered WARNING: at kernel/irq/handle.c - after changing rootfs, but why?
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answered FATAL: Module hello.ko not found
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answered Ubuntu kernel source code package
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answered modpost.h:12:23: fatal error: elfconfig.h: No such file or directory
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comment Convert the permissions in `ls -l` output to octal
@Kiwy I suspect that this is a homework exercise and the whole point is to parse a string like drwxr----x. The serious this-is-how-you-should-do-it-in-practice answers nicely illustrate how trying to disguise homework exercises can backfire.
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comment Java auto updater & bin bash scripting
Where's the question here? What “completely breaks it all”? Are you getting an error message or what?
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revised Is Gnome being discontinued, in 2014?
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revised getting access to the itunes store
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comment Language bar in RHEL 6
Which desktop environment are you using?
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revised Sorting by Last Name in the Scond Column
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revised Sorting by Last Name in the Scond Column
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revised Redirect the output of a command in `time command`
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revised Error when constructing an associative array
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