Starting again.

Jeremy Utley jerutley at
Mon Mar 6 09:30:28 PST 2006

On 3/6/06, John Gay <johngay at> wrote:
> On Sunday 05 March 2006 19:55, you wrote:
> > John Gay wrote:
> > > However, the new system still doesn't setup any modules on bootup. The
> > > only curious thing is, when I was cross-compiling udev, it didn't install
> > > udevstart, even though it compiled it, so I copied udevstart to /sbin.
> > > When I rebuilt udev in ch-10.53 I didn't see it get installed either, but
> > > it was there, so I didn't think much about it till now. ls -l shows that
> > > the udevstart in /sbin is the one from the cross-compile step, not hte
> > > one I built today, though I don't think that should matter.
> >
> > udevstart is no longer a part of the build. Did you have the uevent
> > handler in your kernel config. Don't remember the option right off the
> > top of my head.
> Just to check, I removed the udevstart that I have copied from the
> cross-compile stage and tried re-booting again and I get these errors:
> Populating /dev with device nodes...
> /etc/rc.d/rcsysinit.d/S10udev: line 70: udevstart: command not found [FAIL]
> Activating all swap files/partitions...
> swapon: cannot stat: /dev/hda2: No such file or directory
> (etc)
> finishing with the root partition not being detected and the system halts.
> So obviously, if udevstart is no longer part of the build,
> then /etc/rc.d/init.d/udev needs fixing. Searching about this, I found an LFS
> book updated for udev-085 and the build sequence is very much different. An
> interesting point, though, the last step is to run:
> /sbin/udevstart
> But udevstart is not listed in the contents of udev? And yet it is compiled
> during the make phase, it's just not copied during the install phase?
> Further googling does not clear this up. Most comments claim the lack of
> udevstart in udev-085 is a bug and suggest copying it to /sbin manually?
> Any further clarification is appreciated.

Jim's download he has pointed you to many times contains an updated
udev start script.  What must happen is a hotplug event must be
generated manually for any device that was connected and initialized
before udev gets started.  Jim's udev script starts udev via "udevd
--daemon", then walks the /sys tree, generating events for every


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