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Re: DevFS mounting problems (was: Re: Think I need ttyN where N>8)

On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 11:21:50AM +0100, Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:
> Reading 
> http://tldp.org/HOWTO/XFree-Local-multi-user-HOWTO/dev_files.html
> (which is basically the howto I'm following) I get the impression that 
> mount should know about it if devfs is used. It says that 
> mount | grep devfs
> should report something, but for me it doesn't. Which is weird.
> It does seem like devfs is not mounted. 

Maybe it's mounted on boot, and init somehow unmounts it? The
definite answer to see what is mounted is to cat /proc/mounts. No devfs

If devfs is in /proc/filesystems, you can perhaps add an entry in
/etc/fstab. (See your /proc entry for an example). If that still doesn't
help, you can try more advanced things, such as booting with the
additional parameter "init=/bin/sh". That will skip all of the normal
initialization, and just give you a prompt after the kernel is ready.
Your rootfilesystem will be read-only, and you'll have to mount /proc to
see what's mounted. mount -n /proc should do that trick. If devfs is
mounted at that point, the next step is to find out why or how it's

> I haven't put anything about devfs in my /etc/fstab, should I?

You could try it. Won't hurt much since it's not working now. :)

Good luck!
    Chris Niekel
    I've been down so long, if I'd cheer up, I'd still be depressed.
            - Lisa Simpson, Moanin' Lisa Blues.

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