update TODO list

Avery Fay afay at ultranet.com
Thu Jun 15 21:31:14 PDT 2000


> Why do you need a /dev directory at all from the chroot? You shouldn't be
> running any tools that need acces to them from within the chroot, anyway.
> If you do find the need to make a few entries, you don't have to bother
> with deleting them, unless you are worried about the miniscule space they
> take up on the hard drive. When devfs gets mounted, anything previously in
> the directory is hidden. If you want to be able to access the old device
> names, you will need 'devfsd' to be started before checkfs - I would
> recommend /etc/rcS.d/S00devfsd.
> Also, you will need to check 'automatically mount devfs' in the kernel
> config, or else you will have to pass a kernel parameter on the command
> line: devfs=mount.
>

You need certain dev files for some programs to compile. /dev/null comes to
mind. As for deleting afterwards, it's not the space but I sort of like
knowing that my linux installation is clean (ie no useless files laying
around).

Avery Fay




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