USB root filesytem using a 2.6 kernel?

Peter Korsgaard jacmet at
Wed Sep 14 00:34:20 EST 2005

On 9/13/05, Jeff Stevens <jsteve17 at> wrote:
> Has anyone had any luck booting from a linux filesytem
> on a USB pen drive running 2.6?

It's a timing issue - your USB stick doesn't get detected / scanned
for partitions before the kernel tries to mount the rootfs. Use the
rootdelay kernel parameter to force a delay (of E.G. 10s) to fix it.

You might need to upgrade your kernel through, I think it was added in 2.6.11

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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