[TriLUG] minimum /dev - was Re: Failing hard drives (laptops)
Joseph Mack NA3T
jmack at wm7d.net
Tue Sep 6 08:25:46 EDT 2005
On Tue, 6 Sep 2005, Alan Porter wrote:
> Back to the /dev question, if you are running devfs or udev, then
> you will not need to back up /dev, but doing so will not hurt
> anything. By default, Sarge does not use either of these... it uses
> a traditional /dev directory with individual device files.
/dev with udev is in-memory and is populated by the kernel,
rather than being files on the disk. However I notice that
you need at least /dev/console on the disk to boot a 2.6
kernel with udev. Does anyone know the minimum contents of
/dev to boot a 2.6 kernel with udev?
Joseph Mack NA3T EME(B,D), FM05lw North Carolina
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