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Creating /dev/md* device files

I've just installed Debian 3.1 (sarge) on a new machine using the Debian Installer rc2. Among other things, it will have a raid5 software raid consisting of 5 disks. I'm at the point at which I'm trying to create the raid system but am having a problem with the /dev/md0 device file.

When I do the raid create: 'mdadm --create /dev/md0 ...', I get an error from mdadm:

mdadm: error opening /dev/md0: No such file or directory

I've got the md and raid5 kernel modules loaded. There weren't any /dev/md* files created during the install. I tried to create them using:

cd /dev; MAKEDEV -v md

The md devices were apparently created by MAKEDEV in terms of its output, but when I try to examine the /dev directory with 'ls', the files aren't there. Any clues as to how to proceed?


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