On Aug 11 at 17:33, Henrik W Lund spoke: > I may be wrong here, but I think that in the 5.x system, /dev is > populated at boottime, courtesy of the GEOM layer and the devfs > filesystem. These two operate together, GEOM detecting hardware and > giving it proper device nodes in the special devfs filesystem (which is > mounted under /dev, if you check your fstab).
Greetings! ok, I have shown the "short" paths as of the mounted harddisk. They should all be prefixed with /mnt/ufs.1/. So when a filesystem usually containing /dev is mounted the /dev directory becomes /mnt/ufs.1/dev. So this directory had no entries. A had then tried to create a few entries by hand which are then visible after `chroot /mnt/ufs.1'. > So, messing with device nodes in a chrooted 5.x system is not possible > (someone correct me here, if I'm wrong). What happens when you try to > boot it normally? Well, I had specified the wrong cpu type in the kernel konfig. I encountered some page fault and dropped to the debugger. I'm now about to 'upgrade' to 5.2.1-release and shall retry with the proper cpu type. -Hanspeter _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"