How to mount romfs in flash as root filesystem?

Wolfgang Denk wd at
Tue Apr 30 00:35:24 EST 2002

In message <20020429141408.33240.qmail at> you wrote:
> 	Now my kernel has support ROMFS ,i can mount
> /dev/mtdblock0 /mnt -t romfs and use chroot /mnt as
> root filesystem.But i want to mount /dev/mtdblock0 as
> root filesystem when system reboot,how to?I have try
> many parameters into kernel such as "root=/dev/mtdblk0
> romfs ro", but it is no use, it also mount NFS

Probably because you mistyoed  the  device  name?  There  is  an  'o'
missing, it seems.

> root,how can i mount /dev/mtdblock0 (ROMFS) as root
> filesystem?I used linux2.4.4 from denx .

Just pass "root=/dev/mtdblock0", that's all.

Wolfgang Denk

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