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Re: [debian-knoppix] Disappearing /dev/tty2, /dev/tty6, /dev/sda

On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 11:51:08AM -0500, Whit Blauvelt wrote:
> > Maybe the update/upgrade procedure installed devfs daemon?
> A reasonable question, but it didn't. No devfsd process. No /sbin/devfsd.
> And if it's elsewhere on the system trying to run find gives this error:
> # find / -name devfsd
> find: ./.. changed during execution of find

I have no idea about how you got this error.

> - which must be something paranoid in how bash is installed, right?


> + Knoppix, despite the recent glowing writeups, really isn't ready to be
>   used to install a working Debian, which is too bad because

Knoppix is designed to run entirely from CD, that's right.

If you have questions about the contributed script for a HD
installation, please write to Christian Perle, the author of the script.

> Sigh. Does anyone know if Debian-Knoppix is under serious development as a
> version for installation,

In the part of the development that I do, harddisk installation has no
priority. In fact, I discourage installation of a system that is
designed for CD-usage. If you are looking for an installable Linux system,
please buy a box from Mandrake, RedHat, SuSE or download Debian (which is
great for updates, if you ever manage to get it installed once).

> is not or am I just barking up the wrong tree to try to
> use it for installation rather than a really neat way of temporarily running
> Linux on an alien system? Find has to work; devices have to not disappear.

Absolutely right. Find should work, devices should not disappear. If they do
this on your system, something is seriously wrong. Maybe your computer has
defective RAM, which is a common error. You will experience all kinds of
funny effects on all kinds of operating systems then.

> Should I be reporting this further, or am I trying to use a hammer when I
> need a screwdriver? 

Maybe use a screwdriver, or better, an editor, to write an improved
installation script, or just help Christian with the development of his own
script. I will be happy to add your script on the CD-Rom if it is
stable, safe and works fine.

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