Subject: Re: Clean installation problems
To: David Laight <email@example.com>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/07/2003 13:18:25
David Laight <email@example.com> writes:
> > > 1) init has to create a mfs /dev because /dev/console is absent.
> > > There are two problems:
> > That happened on a clean default install on an x86? I've done several
> > of these recently and although I've had issues, that wasn't one of
> > them.
> It was, it may be that I managed to abort it slightly early.
Running MAKEDEV is one of the last things that happens, so it isn't
The mfs /dev/ hack was designed to allow booting on FAT file systems
and other systems where there is no ability to build device nodes --
it isn't really intended that people run into this ordinarily...
Perry E. Metzger firstname.lastname@example.org