how to create device nodes when devfs doesn't do it?
wa1ter at myrealbox.com
Mon Jul 7 10:14:41 PDT 2003
Karel J. Bosschaart wrote:
> After googling and searching in the mailing list archive I still can't
> figure out how to make device nodes in -current when devfs doesn't do this
> automatically. I have an external USB-drive (external 3.5" case with leftover
> 1.6 GB HD) from which I want to mount /dev/da0s4h. It works fine in -stable,
> after MAKEDEV'ing the node, but on -current I only get da0s4.
Have you tried mounting da0s4h? It may show up in /dev after mounting it.
> Using disklabel on the external USB drive shows some warnings:
> phys9911# disklabel da0s4
> # /dev/da0s4:
> 8 partitions:
> # size offset fstype [fsize bsize bps/cpg]
> a: 72513 63 4.2BSD 1024 8192 16
> b: 269892 72576 swap
> c: 3324825 63 unused 0 0 # "raw" part, don't edit
> d: 131544 342468 4.2BSD 1024 8192 16
> e: 49896 474012 4.2BSD 1024 8192 16
> g: 716688 523908 4.2BSD 1024 8192 16
> h: 2084292 1240596 4.2BSD 1024 8192 16
> disklabel: partition c doesn't start at 0!
> disklabel: partition c doesn't cover the whole unit!
> disklabel: An incorrect partition c may cause problems for standard system utilities
My experience is that these warnings can be ignored as long as the drive
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