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ISO drive scan for MMC fixed at bootup

April 23, 2016 — BarryK
My new Asus E200HA baby laptop, with UEFI-firmware and Windows 10, is my latest testbed for Quirky.

Quirky 8.0 runs fine, just a few issues.

The E200HA has internal eMMC memory, with four partitions. However, when the Quirky ISO boots, it scans the drives, and only finds /dev/mmcblk0p1, the first partition.

I found out why the others aren't found. The initrd (or more correctly, the initramfs), has static device nodes, and it only has a device node for the first partition.

This bug means that if a session is saved when booted from ISO, it will not be loaded at next bootup.

Problem now fixed.

Tags: linux