live and learn

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Tue Jun 8 15:57:21 PDT 2010

Mike McCarty wrote:

> # cd LFS/6.3
> # rm -rf build
> and deleted /dev from my host system! No discs, no printers, no
> terminals, etc. I rebooted with a Knoppix disc, let it populate
> /dev, and then mounted my hard drive, and copied (yes copied
> using cp) /dev onto my hard drive. 

I don't think that would not be the case today since udev mounts a 
tempfs on top of /dev and populates it upon boot.  See 6.2.2. Mounting 
and Populating /dev.  At one time, what you did would have been needed.

    -- Bruce

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