Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at infinity-ltd.com
Tue May 29 21:07:21 UTC 2007

John Wendel wrote:
> You should be able to get rid of udev by populating a real /dev
> directory using MAKEDEV (this assumes that Fedora has been maintaining
> MAKEDEV).  You'll need to boot from a rescue disk and then build /dev.
> Before rebooting to the real system, "mv udev udev.old" and "ln -s
> /bin/true udev".
> Let us know the result if you try it.
> Regards,
> John
You may also need to build a new initrd as well. It depends on when
the dev file system gets mounted on /dev. It looks like it gets
mounted before the root file system is mounted read/write, because
it is not listed in /etc/mtab, but it is in /proc/mounts. If it gets
mounted without udev running, you will end up with an empty /dev
directory. (Mounting a file system over a directory hides the
contents of the directory, but already opened files are still


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