[E3-hacking] Why won't my E3 boot?

David Given dg at cowlark.com
Mon Sep 4 15:31:52 BST 2006

Jon Masters wrote:
> Well, if they're in the standard initcall table then the driver init
> functions are called in the order the drivers were built into the kernel
> - directory order during compile and subsequent built-in.o processing.

Any USB devices will only have their drivers inited after the USB bus
has been enumerated, which happens in the background. This means that
block devices frequently only show up *after* the kernel tries to mount
them, which is a pain. There is a kernel option to deal with this ---
rootdelay --- which causes the kernel to pause for the specified number
of seconds before mounting. You could try fiddling with that...

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