Re: cerberus errors on 2.4.19 (ide dma related)

From: Sean Neakums (
Date: Sun Aug 18 2002 - 13:20:55 EST

commence Ed Sweetman quotation:

> It appears i'm completely unable to not use devfs. Attempting to
> run the kernel without mounting devfs results in it still being
> mounted or if not compiled in, locks up during boot. Attempts to
> run the kernel and mv /dev does not work, umounting /dev does not
> work and rm'ing /dev does not work. I cant create the non-devfs
> nodes while devfs is mounted and i cant boot the kernel without
> devfs. It seems that no uninstall procedure has been made and i've
> read the documentation that comes with the kernel about devfs and it
> says nothing about how to move back to the old device nodes from
> devfs.
> anyone have any suggestions?

Where does the boot hang? If it comaplains about not being able to
open /dev/console or some other device node, it may be that your /dev
has no nodes in it. This happened to me when I eradicated devfs (I
got fed up of fighting with devfsd to get my permission changes to
stick, and had reshuffled FSes in the meantime) and so I booted from a
rescue disk, mounted my root FS and recreated the device nodes in

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