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Re: Creating /dev/dk* nodes so as to be persistent

> On Tue, 1 Oct 2013, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> > How do I create /dev/dk0, /dev/dk1 ... so as to be persistent?

> > I need more than the 15 or 16 that I get.

> > I can cd /dev and
> ./MAKEDEV dk16 dk17 dk18 dk19
> > or more, but these don't show after the next reboot.
> Sounds like you are accidentally using /dev on tmpfs. At boot time, if
> /dev/console is not found, init will create a tmpfs for /dev and run
> MAKEDEV for you. Was this a manual install and you missed running
> MAKEDEV after extracting the sets?

> Stephen

I originally installed from source, building either from FreeBSD or NetBSD.

NetBSD installations are on USB 2.0 sticks, as opposed to hard drive.

I use hard drive to keep source and pkgsrc trees and do the compiling work.

I remember going into $DESTDIR/dev and running ./MAKEDEV all

Should I edit /dev/MAKEDEV and add a line to make nodes dk16, ...?

I use NAME= in /etc/fstab so as to be able to find proper partitions on a 
system where an internal USB 2.0 media reader plays havoc with sd* numbering.

On this system, with MSI Z77 MPOWER motherboard, NetBSD 6.1_STABLE consistently 
hangs on boot, even if I try boot (kernel) -a so as to be able to set the 
correct root and dump/swap.

What if root partition has NAME= in /etc/fstab but dk wedge number is above the 
highest preassigned /dev/dk* node?

Running "mount" by itself shows

tmpfs on /dev type tmpfs (union, local)


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