I managed to wipe out my host /dev/ directory

Richard Russell rrussell49 at ntlworld.com
Thu Mar 26 11:41:09 PDT 2009

First time post here but I've installed 4 different versions of LFS  
without too much mishap. I think my build method would avoid this  
problem so I would like to share it with the Support List. Simple  
really. Just embed the chroot command in a short shell script that  
includes mount commands to bind the host /dev to $LFS/dev and host / 
tools to $LFS/tools before the chroot and umount them when chroot  
I also put /etc/fstab in place before I start building packages. Then  
you can use commands like mount -a and mount /proc in $LFS/ 
root/.bash_profile and the corresponding umount commands in $LFS/ 
root/.bash_logout to automatically put your LFS environment into a  
complete state whenever you enter the LFS partition and clear up after  
you when come out again.
Richard Russell

On 23/03/09 01:17:45, 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.
> Lesson to learn not to use real system to develop LFS which has
> already been warn!!!
> Also, the LFS doc could also give a big warning as well ( ie 6.2.2.
> Mounting and Populating /dev  )
> I am using latest development LFS (7.0? )
> Big thanks ahead
> -Dan
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