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Re: [vox-tech] DevFs is breaking things....
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Re: [vox-tech] DevFs is breaking things....



I decided to work around the problem by using newstyle names in /etc/fstab 
and lilo.conf

On Thursday 02 May 2002 07:59 am, Ryan wrote:
> On Wednesday 01 May 2002 11:31 pm, R. Douglas Barbieri wrote:
> > There is a way to do that in the /etc/devfsd.conf. Here is a sample for
> > the cdrom device in my devfsd.conf file:
> >
> > LOOKUP ^cdrom$ CFUNCTION GLOBAL symlink cdroms/cdrom0 $devpath
> >
> > You may be able to use the DELETE keyword first to delete the hda1
> > directory. Of course, there could be an entry in your devfsd.conf file
> > that's causing this strangness in the first place.
> >
> > ***
> >
> > I posted something a while back to vox-tech detailing how to actually
> > preserve the state of your /dev partition without having to alter the
> > devfsd.conf file. (/me searches vox-tech archives--ah! there it is!).
> > Add the following to the top of your rc.sysinit script:
>
> The website says that only deals with permissions.
>
> > # Find this at
> > # http://www.atnf.csiro.au/~rgooch/linux/docs/devfs.html#persistence
> > #
> > echo -en "Mounting dev filesystem: "
> > /bin/mount --bind /dev /dev-state
> > /bin/mount -n -t devfs none /dev
> > echo
> > /sbin/devfsd /dev
> >
> > You have to make sure that the dev partition is *not* mounted on boot
> > (make sure this is turned off in the kernel, or just supply the
> > "devfs=nomount" kernel argument).
> >
> > Once rebooted, you may do as you did eariler: remove the /dev/hda1
> > directory and then symlink it. On reboot, your state should be preserved.
> >
> > Doug
> >
> > On Wed, 1 May 2002, Ryan wrote:
> > > Instead of playing nice and symlinking /dev/hda1 to
> > > /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part1 like it should, DevFsd keeps
> > > making /dev/hda1 an empty direcctory, thwarting my efforts to move my
> > > installation to a new hard drive.
> > >
> > > Oh , and before anyone asks, removing the empty directory and manualy
> > > creating the symlink works, but is undone when I reboot.
> > >
> > > How I fix?
>
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