determine boot device after boot

determine boot device after boot

Post by uwe.werle » Fri, 01 Jul 2005 22:12:24


hello,

is it possible to determine the boot device after the kernel has
loaded? i did'nt find any variable (with sysctl or an entry in logs)
which contains this information. i want to boot from any device like
floppy, cd etc. and the root will be a ramdisk. after boot i want to
read some additional files from the boot device. is there a way to get
this working?

thanks in advance!
 
 
 

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