Ticket #216 (closed defect: fixed)
Kernel doesn't work w/some USB HDDs
|Reported by:||mfoster||Owned by:||davidz|
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Somewhere along the line in the kernel, someone got impatient, and apparently reduced the delays after resetting USB peripherals midway through the boot process. As a consequence, the kernel can't find the root on such devices, since /dev/sda1 isn't attached until several seconds *after* the kernel gives up and burrows into the initrd shell. Specifically, this was noted on the 1.8" Seagate ST650211U-RK 5.0GB drive. Ugh.