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Re: potato missing /dev's

On 26-Jan-00, 11:08 (CST), Kenneth Scharf <scharkalvin@yahoo.com> wrote: 
> I compiled the kernel with support for ftape.  Only
> there are no devices in /dev for ftape (/dev/qft0,
> /dev/nqft0, /dev/mt0, /dev/nmt0 etc....)  The
> /sbin/MAKEDEV script seems like it should build them,
> but I tried running it without anything happening.  
> What am I missing....?

You need to give an argument to MAKEDEV to specify what devices you
want built -- browse the script for hints (I'd tell you, but I don't
know offhand.) The other absolutely key thing is that you *must* 'cd
/dev' before running it. For some totally unexplained reason, it builds
devices in the current directory. I suppose there is some traditional
reason why this is so, but I'm very tempted to report a fatal bug
against it.

If you've already run it, you might want to look arround your disks for
stray device files. (find / -type c |grep -v "/dev")


Steve Greenland <vmole@swbell.net>
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