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Re: [SLE] 2.4.7 .. problem
On Monday 20 August 2001 22:11, Mads Martin Jørgensen wrote:
> * Cliff Sarginson <cliff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [Aug 20. 2001 12:36]:
> > On Monday 20 August 2001 21:10, you wrote:
> > > * Cliff Sarginson <cliff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> [Aug 20. 2001 12:08]:
> > > > Hello,
> > > > I just compiled and installed 2.4.7 from the SuSE ftp site..
> > > > It complains that there is a bad super-block on my root
> > > > file system..which there is not.
> > > > However has something fundamental changed in disk naming ?
> > > > There is a mysterious directory in /dev called discs..and
> > > > files that point to things that look like they may be disk devices.
> > > >
> > > > If there is something I should read..just point me at it..
> > >
> > > Did you compile devfs support in the kernel?
> >
> > Yes..is this the problem ?
> > Solution is ? (don't compile devfs support ...)
>
> You should read some docu on devfs. It changes the whole structure of
> /dev, so a lot of manual tweaking is necessary.
>
> Just compile the kernel without devfs.

I did (perhaps half-heartedly!) look for some info on devfs..ah well..
since I don;t know what it's advantage is, I will compile it out
until I do.

Cliff

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