Using JFFS2 as root FS on CF

Si spse at
Wed Nov 28 01:42:58 EST 2001


the latest blkmtd in CVS should fix the problem when compiled into the
kernel. you can then pass the kernel boot param

Note, this version isnt yet it the latest kernel sources, but you should
just be able to get the one out of CVS and copy it
over the blkmtd.c in the kernel source tree.

I will hopefully send a patch off to the 2.4 maintainer later this week, I
didnt bother earlier as I assumed with the 2.4/2.5 change over,  Linus and
Marcelo probably had more important bug fixes etc to deal with.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Rothwell" <rothwell at>
To: "Michael Rothwell" <rothwell at>
Cc: <linux-mtd at>
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 4:21 AM
Subject: Re: Using JFFS2 as root FS on CF

> On Tue, 2001-11-27 at 22:42, Michael Rothwell wrote:
> > Does someone have a recipe for booting a kernel (2.4.13 or 2.4.16) with
> > this type of setup and having it mount the jffs2 fs as /?
> Addendum: blkmtd complains "error, missing 'device' name" -- I'm passing
> it in via lilo, but it looks like blkmtd doesn't read kernel arguments.
> -M
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