On 1/22/06, Matt Price <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On 1/22/06, Linas Zvirblis <email@example.com> wrote:
Try running MAKEDEV, it should give all the missing devices the old
fashioned way. If that does not work, "mknod /dev/hda b 3 0".
tried this with no success -- /dev/hda10 still doesn't get recreated.
Let me reiterate the main problem -- I tried to dist-upgrade my system
(debian sid, about 6 months outdated, running on a blue & white Mac
g3), and when udev wouldn't install, I apt-getted a newer kernel to
try again; rebooted, & now my system doesn't find /dev/hda -- which is
where my /var is located, which means apt-get doesn't work at all, so
udev can't be installed...
Trying to do a better job of diagnosingthis problem.
I no longer think the problem is with udev per se, despite the fact
that a udev incompatibility is what helped make the system unusable.
I tried booting with my old (2.6.10) kernel & found that the system
boots properly, that hda is found & the relevant partitions mounted, &
that my ethernet is recognized & mounted. So the problem -- that,
while my scsi disks are recognized & mounted, my IDE disk isn't, and
my ethernet isn't found -- is presumably to do with the stock
2.6.15-powerpc I installed in an effort to get udev installed & my
dist-upgrade complete. Unfortunately I do still need this kernel, so
that I can finish my system-destroying dist-upgrade.
I'm not sure how to proceed. my old kernel, 2.6.10, runs fine, but
udev still blocks my dist-upgrade. I would try building a new 2.6.15
kernel based on my 2.6.10config, but the system is so badly screwed up
right now (e.g. even gcc is only partly installed) that I don'tthink
things like make-kpkg are working.
so I'd appreciate help on either of 2 solutions:
1 - find a wayto downgrade udev & undo the dist-upgrade, which I can
temporarily put off until I get a 2.5.12+ kernel to work properly.
2 - with the system in this somewhat messed up state, figure out
what's wrong with the 2.6.15 kernel & fix it somehow
I'm not especially optimistic -- but thanks for any help you canoffer!
ps, in case anyone's wondering, I did look a little at my config-2.6.x
files. while idedisk support is compiled into my old kernel, it's a
module in the new, stock kernel; however, I used modconf successfully
to add idedisk tothe running kernel; installation succeeded, but
/dev/hda still wasn't recognized. I should perhaps say that my
system was already screwed when I installed
linux-image-2.6.15-1-powerpc, & I had to manually wget & dpkg -i
various kernel tools -- yaird & some mkinitrd tools as I recall.
don't know if this is the root or the problem.