Re: boot: unable to open initial console
On Mon, Aug 03, 1998 at 05:52:36PM +0200, Dirk Bonne wrote:
> Taren wrote:
> > Or the permissions aren't set right. I've found that when copying files
> > from /dev, the permissions rarely stay the way they were originally
> They should with tar. e.g.:
> tar cf - . | (cd somewhere; tar xvf -)
> Of course, you must set umask to 000 beforehand
Actually, I tried pretty much the same command as you suggest:
tar -cf - $dir | (cd /mnt; tar -xpsf -)
This worked well for ordinary files and some special files, but any sockets
in /dev or /var were turned into pipes. At least, the first mode bit
changed from an 's' to a 'p'. I don't think the device numbers changed, but
the mode bit change was enough to scare me. I used cpio in /dev and /var
and it seemed to preserve everything.
But I still have my "Can't open initial console" problem. Maybe all
the device files got moved fine as far as ls -l is concerned but not on a
more fundamental and functional level.
Perhaps I should just cd /mnt/dev; rm * and then remake the device
files. I've read about a command to make the devices. Can't remember
where nor what the command was.
Anyone know where to go to get info on recreating the device files ?
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