Comment 0 for bug 1326199

Anton Blanchard (anton-samba) wrote :

After installing Trusty on a ppc64el box, each boot drops into a shell because we aren't waiting long enough for the root device:

Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
 - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
   - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?)
   - Check root= (did the system wait for the right device?)
 - Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev)
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/d55ef64e-2d0c-4a51-9c6f-20999ee0276e does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

The dmesg shows the device appeared at 49 seconds:

[ 49.367749] sdb: sdb1 sdb2 sdb3

I could fix this by overriding ROOTDELAY on the command line:

rootdelay=180

Could we get ROOTDELAY in initramfs-tools bumped for ppc64el?