/dev 'not updated'

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar.wants at nospam.com
Sat Mar 22 02:26:00 PST 2003


On Sat, 2003-03-22 at 00:41, Peter B. Steiger wrote:
> {after Tushar said)
> >> If you want something that creates the devices automatically you need
> >> to use devfs. Beware, using devfs will break a lot of stuff.
>  
> on 21 Mar 2003, Ian Molton sez:
> > Like what, out of interest?
> 
> Well, when I was running RH 7.3 (not any more!  Ha-haaaaaa!) I tried 
> building a kernel with devfs enabled and I never could boot with that 
> option.  It would fail to mount /dev (a separate ext3 partition) and /proc.  
> I eventually reformatted /dev as ext2 but that didn't fix the problem.  
> Never did figure out what the conflict was, but I wasn't interested enough 
> in devfs to pursue it so I gave up.

*makes a face*

You expected to mount /dev using /dev/hd-what as a filesystem?

(Think about it a moment and you'll see the problem)
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