Re: Unidentified subject!
On Thu, Jul 27, 2000 at 01:32:56PM -0400, David Teague wrote
> I have a question from a buddy who asks the following question,
> which I could not help him with. I have had wonderful support,
> I hope one of you can help him.
> Send flames to me for any lack of information, I'll ask him for what
> you need. It ain't his fault ;)
> Please send answers to both of us. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
> Victor asks:
> . I am trying to compile a very minimal Linux kernel for a 486 with
> . limited memory and disk space. It will just be a simple networking
> . gateway.
> . I have compiled a monolithic kernel that seems to run
> . ok but it has a small problem...
> . The rc.sysinit script invokes the command:
> . mount -a -t nonfs, smbfs, ncpfs, proc
> . This produces an error message:
> . mount: fs type devpts not supported by kernel
> . This error message results from attempting
> . to mount the nonfs filesystem mentioned in this
> . mount command.
> . The mount man page says that something is mounted on /dev/pts but
> . I don't know what that is.
> . Can you tell me what filesystem, or other support
> . needs to be included in the kernel configuration to
> . fix this, or is it even needed?
Devpts is the pseudofs used by Unix98 PTY's. You don't need it,
and not using them may save you a little in memory/kernel size.
Read /usr/src/linux/Documentation/Changes for a little more info.
To avoid the message (which isn't really doing any harm) comment
out the line in /etc/fstab that reads (approximately)
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
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