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I hope one of you can help him.
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. I am trying to compile a very minimal Linux kernel for a 486 with
. limited memory and disk space. It will just be a simple networking
. I have compiled a monolithic kernel that seems to run
. ok but it has a small problem...
. The rc.sysinit script invokes the command:
. mount -a -t nonfs, smbfs, ncpfs, proc
. This produces an error message:
. mount: fs type devpts not supported by kernel
. This error message results from attempting
. to mount the nonfs filesystem mentioned in this
. mount command.
. The mount man page says that something is mounted on /dev/pts but
. I don't know what that is.
. Can you tell me what filesystem, or other support
. needs to be included in the kernel configuration to
. fix this, or is it even needed?
. Victor Stiles
. e-mail me at
. firstname.lastname@example.org or
David Teague, email@example.com
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