Bug 20245 - missing devices
Summary: missing devices
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rescue-disk
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2000-11-02 20:07 UTC by Aaron VanDevender
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-02 21:59:44 UTC


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Description Aaron VanDevender 2000-11-02 20:07:03 UTC
Booting into rescue mode from the RH6.2 CDROM, it is not possible to
mount a system's filesystems because the /dev directory lacks device nodes
for the hard drives. It also lacks MAKEDEV and mknod, the utilities
that would allow the creation of device nodes. This generally renders
the rescue mode useless since it doesn't allow the system being rescued
to be accessed.

Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2000-11-02 21:59:41 UTC
just type "mknod /dev/hda" and you get a /dev/hda node

just type "mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/sysimage" and all the devices and mountpoints
are made for you.



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