[arch-general] Initramfs fallback render

Rodrigo Rivas rodrigorivascosta at gmail.com
Sun Nov 17 11:17:31 EST 2013

On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 7:35 PM, Curtis Shimamoto <
sugar.and.scruffy at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/15/13 at 06:37pm, Ismael Bouya wrote:
> > By the way I came to a "dark" point : how does systemd knows that he is
> > started in fallbackmode ?
> Likely, something is broken with your fallback initramfs.
> Booting from the fallback should be no different than booting from the
> normal initramfs.  The fallback simply doesn't apply the autodetect
> hook, so it does not try to exclude unnecessary modules.
> The fallback is typically useful if you have a disk that you might want
> to move to another machine with different hardware.  It is just not
> machine specific like th normal one.
> --
> Curtis Shimamoto
> sugar.and.scruffy [at] gmail.com

Maybe the OP is mixing the *fallback* initramfs with the rescue/emergency
boot options. They are orthogonal and only the latter ones ask for the root

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