Re: cerberus errors on 2.4.19 (ide dma related)

From: Denis Vlasenko (
Date: Sun Aug 18 2002 - 19:06:53 EST

On 18 August 2002 16:10, Ed Sweetman wrote:
> 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?

Boot with devfs as usual.
Mount your root fs again, say

#mount /dev/hda2 /mnt/tmp

and you will see your /dev as it is on disk (i.e. without
devfs mounted over it) in /mnt/tmp/dev.
Now, mknod everything you need.

BTW, NFS mount over loopback ( works too.

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