I managed to wipe out my host /dev/ directory

Dan Tran dantran at gmail.com
Mon Mar 23 08:52:31 PDT 2009

Hi Ken,

yes I am using RedHat ES 5.0.  does this use the mention udev?

Thanks you, and thanks you


On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 8:43 AM, Ken Moffat <ken at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 06:17:45PM -0700, Dan Tran wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am a first time user of LFS, and was away from linux related wor for
>> quite some time.
>> I am now at chroot phase where I managed to  wipe out my $LFS/dev
>> directory which was still bound to the actual /dev
>> My  system is still functional, i just can not login ::(
>> my original host is 32 bit redhat 5.0.
>> It would be very appreciate if someone can tell me how to recover my
>> /dev directory.
>  I assume you mean redhat _enterprise_ : redhat 5.0 was current in
> 1998 or thereabouts!
>  Modern desktop distributions which use udev will usually mount /dev
> on a tmpfs.  If that is the case, it should be recreated when you
> reboot.
>  If that is not the answer, you'll need to boot from the installation
> CD/DVD and use whatever rescue options that gives you.
> ĸen
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