Udev - device population error during boot

Ag. D. Hatzimanikas a.hatzim at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 06:03:23 PDT 2008

On Tue, Aug 26, at 02:00 Mikołaj D1SoveR Banasik wrote:
> First of all, thank you for helping me with broken ncurses
> installation. Using first of the provided solutions helped me
> completely. But now I have somewhat different issue with my LFS
> system. I've managed to get all to way to the end of the book, but
> unfortunately, I'm having some trouble getting kernel to work. I'm
> getting following error message:
> Unable to create devices without a SysFS filesystem.
> I've tried searching for it and even managed to find something on LFS
> mailing list, but I think my problem is quite different. It doesn't
> have any problems mounting partitions, as I can see messages about
> root filesystem successfully mounted (although as readonly, that might
> be the source of the problem) and, after the "INIT: Version 2.86
> booting", I can see the info about "Mounting kernel-based filesystem:
> /proc /sys     [ OK ]", but when it gets to "Populating /dev with
> device nodes", I get "grep: /proc/mounts: Invalid Parameter" and error
> message about absent SysFS filesystem.
> I'd be very thankful for all the support you can provide me with.

As it says, it can find a Sys file system.

You can open the file and see it by yourself:

    vim /etc/rc.d/init.d/udev

I suppose you can fix it, if you follow carefully the "8.2. Creating the
/etc/fstab File" page.

> With best regards
> Mikolaj "D1SoveR" Banasik


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