About MAKEDEV and devfs
male_it_nerd at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 14 10:23:18 PST 2002
I seem to have managed to make it all the way through Chapter 6 in 3.2
book with only a /dev/null. I never ran MAKEDEV...
--- Daniel Savard <spam at nospam.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Mar 2002 12:46:45 -0500, % wrote :
> > On Thursday 14 March 2002 07:58, Daniel Savard wrote:
> >> ... If I understand, I must have a working system with devfs
> enabled in
> >> order to build a LFS system with devfs....
> > Dunno why that would be necessary. See
> > /usr/src/linux/Documentation/filesystems/devfs/ for info about
> > installing devfs to an existing (LFS) setup.
> Well, you are right if I just migrate from a LFS system without devfs
> want to enable devfs. However, if you are building a LFS system and
> this one to have devfs, your working system will need to be devfs
> since instead of running the MAKEDEV script, you will mount a devfs
> filesystem over /lfs and continue with remaining steps in chapter 6.
> In my particular case, my source system is not devfs enabled and is
> LVM. It cannot be switched to devfs since LVM will not support the
> switch. If I hadn't use LVM or had enabled devfs in my kernel BEFORE
> switching to LVM, I would be in business...
> If I am wrong, which would be great, could someone let me know?
> Daniel Savard
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