MAKEDEV script, lfs 5.1 pre2

Jeremy Utley jeremy at jutley.org
Sat May 15 10:55:06 PDT 2004


On Sat, May 15, 2004 at 12:42:29PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Jeroen Coumans wrote:
> >Bruce Dubbs said the following on 15-05-2004 02:09:
> >
> >>
> >>Please also realize that we are discussing one or two sentences of 
> >>additional explaination here.  It really shouldn't be that big a deal.
> >
> >
> >I mostly agree with Matthias, and the current documentation is really 
> >basically an explanation of /dev and says to edit makedevices.sh before 
> >running it. The importance of editing makedevices.sh is not properly 
> >explained (and only is obvious if you edit it, since it's 
> >self-documenting), thus a warning may be appropriate:
> >
> >"Warning: failure to properly edit the makedevices.sh to match your 
> >systems's setup (eg. number of partitiions) can lead to boot errors."
> >
> 
> Basically thats what I'm advocating.  Except I'd say:
> 
> "Warning: Failure to properly edit the makedevices.sh to match your
>  systems's setup can lead to boot errors.
>  In particular the default settings only specify seven partitions on
>  /dev/hda, /dev/hdb, /dev/sda, and /dev/sdb."

By looking at the script, I think that's pretty easy to tell (or at least
I imagine so, considering I haven't EVER looked at the make_devices script).
A stern warning to make sure you read and edit the script should be more
than enough.

-J-

> 
>   -- Bruce
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