MAKEDEV script, lfs 5.1 pre2

Jeremy Utley jeremy at
Wed May 12 10:19:32 PDT 2004

Jeroen Coumans wrote:

> Bruce Dubbs said the following on 12-05-2004 17:24:
>> Ken Moffat wrote:
>>> On Wed, 12 May 2004, Daniel Ignat wrote:
>>>> The real problem was: MAKEDEV script had
>>>> created only hda1..hda7
>>> <fire-extinguishers ready> PLEASE read the archives, and read/edit the
>>> script.  Some people get by with just hda1-4.  I don't, but that's no
>>> reason to inflict my personal setup onto everybody else. </>
>> But we still don't document the devices created in the book. We are 
>> getting ready to put in some explicit comments about what some users 
>> may want to download/install before rebooting, but we don't 
>> explicitly warn that the number of devices used for partitions is 
>> limited.
> More often then not, it's easier to "talk" (mail) about the solution 
> then to actually do it. Was a bug filed on the makedev documentation 
> process? If not, it should be. The general consensus, AFAIR, was that 
> we should indeed explain the make-devices script. This is also 
> consistent with earlier discussion about the (lack of) configuration 
> and explanation of some packages.
Why worry about it? :)  LFS 5.1 is the last version of LFS that will 
need make_devices anyway - the next version will be udev-enabled.

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