New install using devfs from the start

Kostur, Andre Andre at incognito.com
Wed Jun 21 09:01:33 PDT 2000


e2fs can be repaired to work with 2.4 (I did it, I just don't recall what
the changes were offhand, if you need them, I can go look)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jan Hagen [mailto:jan.hagen at gmx.de]
> Sent: Friday, June 02, 2000 9:26 AM
> Subject: Re: New install using devfs from the start
> 
> 
> >Right now, its using devfs.  Looking in the howto, you 
> mention it, but
> >there are no instructions on how to do it all from scratch using
> >devfs.  I'm _assuming_ it won't be that hard, except instead 
> of copying
> >the /dev dir over, I'll just make sure the devfsd is installed and
> >working.  Has anyone else tried this though ?  
> 
> Hi!
> I'm just building a LFS and I also was curious about devfs. 
> So I compiled
> it using the linux-2.4.0-test kernel and changing some config 
> files (fstab,
> lilo.conf) (e-g /dev/hda8 -> /dev/discs/disc0/part8). 
> But I noticed problems in compiling some packages, I thing 
> e2fs-tools and
> util-linux, that didn't work with new kernel yet. I simply 
> installed the 2.2.15 version
> as well and linked it to /$LFS/usr/src/linux and made a 'make 
> dep' and everything 
> went fine.
> 
> By the way, I also installed reiserfs, using the patch and 
> the linux-2.4.0-test kernel.
> Therfore I'm using a boot partition that still is ext2 (it's 
> very comfortable if you're 
> using several linux instalation parallel).
> 
> Jan
> 
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