udevstart in chapter 6

Ken Moffat ken at kenmoffat.uklinux.net
Sun Oct 3 15:16:08 PDT 2004


On Sun, 3 Oct 2004, Jeremy Huntwork wrote:

> On Sun, 2004-10-03 at 22:55 +0100, Ken Moffat wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >  we now run udevstart at the beginning of chapter 6.  Does this do any
> > good ?  I've just (hopefully) followed the instructions and all I've
> > got in $LFS/dev is console,core,fd,null,pts,shm,stderr,stdout.
> >
> >  The wording in the book suggests a bit more should be there (hda and
> > hdc, for example, since I can see two ide devices in /sys).  Now, if my
> > udevstart in /tools is somehow defective then it doesn't look (so far)
> > as if it matters - I think I've got enough to build everything (unless
> > something needs /dev/zero) and these will all be thrown away when I
> > reboot.
> >
> >  So, am I reading too much into the book at this point and udevstart
> > only creates a meagre few devices here ?
>
> No, udev should at that point detect all the devices your kernel knows
> about and uses.  You need the hdX devices for the grub setup to work
> correctly if you are building for x86.
>
 Oh well, something else to look at when I get around to building for
x86.  Actually, I guess it's kinda fatal for all boot loaders, and even
for making a bootable CD.  Thanks for vindicating the book, for the
moment I'll just work around this local problem.

Ken
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