Creating /dev/md* device files
I've just installed Debian 3.1 (sarge) on a new machine using the Debian
Installer rc2. Among other things, it will have a raid5 software raid
consisting of 5 disks. I'm at the point at which I'm trying to create the
raid system but am having a problem with the /dev/md0 device file.
When I do the raid create: 'mdadm --create /dev/md0 ...', I get an error
mdadm: error opening /dev/md0: No such file or directory
I've got the md and raid5 kernel modules loaded. There weren't any
/dev/md* files created during the install. I tried to create them using:
cd /dev; MAKEDEV -v md
The md devices were apparently created by MAKEDEV in terms of its output,
but when I try to examine the /dev directory with 'ls', the files aren't
there. Any clues as to how to proceed?