>         As suggested, if the correct root device can't be found, the boot
> _should_ offer you a choice of running off others that appear to be
> bootable.

The "appear to be bootable" criterion is almost impossible (and unsafe to 
attempt) to determine.  

  Also, I certainly can see instances where someone would want to
> have it take an alternate partition to run off of - it could be an
> alternate boot behavior programmed into the boot block code at label time.
> Note: I don't know exactly what we do now; I'm just taking the above
> comments as fact.

The current arrangement provides almost maximal flexibility;  I find it 
odd that rather than determining the facts for yourself, you base your 
comments on an inaccurate reading of a not-very-accurate posting. 8)

... every activity meets with opposition, everyone who acts has his
rivals and unfortunately opponents also.  But not because people want
to be opponents, rather because the tasks and relationships force
people to take different points of view.  [Dr. Fritz Todt]
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