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Re: creating /dev/hd[m-t]



On Mon, Nov 04, 2002 at 02:54:09PM -0500, Sven Heinicke wrote:
> With woody, I got a system with 20 IDE drives (5 IDE cards).  The kernel
> in finding all of them but /dev/MAKEDEV seems to only know how to make
> up to /dev/hdl:
> 
> ds2:/dev# ./MAKEDEV hdl
> ds2:/dev# ./MAKEDEV hdm
> ./MAKEDEV: don't know how to make device "hdm"
> 
> but I need up to /dev/hdt, I think I know what the major and minor
> numbers to use as I have another distro (Mandrake) running on a similar
> system that figured out all the drive letters but I wish to bet a better
> way to figure this out then "install another Linux and look" in the
> docs.
> 
> Where do I look, even in the code if necessary, to find this out?

If you are using a 2.4.x kernel, you could mount devfs on /dev, let devfs
create the devices.

-- 
Jerome

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