MAKEDEV is different...Hmmm...

Sherab Puntsok alantam at netscape.net
Wed Jul 5 23:00:56 PDT 2000


Hi Simon,
   Thanks for your info.
   I've tried that out it works. Thank you.

   Cheers.
   Alan

Simon Perreault <nomis80 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >    Is there other ways of doing it, except copying it from the base system
?
> 
> Yes, there is. The MAKEDEV script defaults to 8 partitions per HD max.
> See the code:
> 
> 	for part in 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 # 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
>                 do
>                         makedev hd$unit$part b $major `math $base +
> $part` $disk
>                 done
> 
> Notice the # between 8 and 9 ? Just remove it (or place it after the
> maximum partition number you're going to need) and execute, in the /dev
> directory, "./MAKEDEV hd[x]" where x is the letter of the HD you want
> devices created for (a in your case, I think).
> 
> Maybe this should be put in lfs-hints (how to create more than 8
> partitions with MAKEDEV).
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