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Re: cdrom symlink won't stay linked to /dev/cdrom1

On Sunday 01 June 2003 11:17, paul@mackinney.net wrote:
> > > You're using devfs which means that the whole /dev structure is
> > > generated dynamically. You'll have to edit /etc/devfsc.conf (search for
> > > cdrom) to preserve the change.
> >
> > I think you just had a typo there; the real filename is
> > /etc/devfs/devfsd.conf

Yes, that's what I meant...

> No, I don't have that file, just a directory /etc/devfs/conf.d/ with a
> file named mga-vid-common inside. This is probably due to my
> (unsuccessful) attempt to install and use mga-vid. A little history:
> I used to have an AMD K6-III in an ASUS P5-A motherboard. Somehow,
> starting with the Debian kernel-package and customizing it (my strategy
> is to start with the Debian config file and cautiously turn off
> un-needed features, build and install with make-kpkg), I had gotten
> things into a state where devfs was installed but there were no config
> files in /etc, the only way it would boot was if I specified
> "devfs=nomount" as a kernel option. The devfs docs refered to some
> default conf files that would make things work, but I never found them.

You really should install the devfsd package. devfs uses a different strategy 
for naming harddisks, other drives and in general everthing.

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