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Re: Indy Linux Install problem

To: "John D. Davis" <johnd@Stanford.EDU>
Subject: Re: Indy Linux Install problem
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Sat, 5 May 2001 15:05:39 -0300
Cc: Keith M Wesolowski <wesolows@foobazco.org>, Bas Benschop <b.benschop@tn.utwente.nl>, debian-mips <debian-mips@lists.debian.org>, linux-mips <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <Pine.GSO.4.31.0105041713320.16128-100000@myth1.Stanford.EDU>; from johnd@Stanford.EDU on Fri, May 04, 2001 at 05:19:47PM -0700
References: <20010504170627.A19856@foobazco.org> <Pine.GSO.4.31.0105041713320.16128-100000@myth1.Stanford.EDU>
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On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 05:19:47PM -0700, John D. Davis wrote:

> So dev console is one problem.
> 
> littledipper 13% ls -l dev/console
> crw-rw-rw-    1 root     sys        0,  0 Jan 24 06:18 dev/console
> 
> Can I just use mknod and change it to c 5 1 ?

The representation of devices accross NFS is not guaranteed, that is a
device that has major / minor 5 / 1 on Linux may appear with different
device numbers when imported/exported via NFS from/to another OS such
as IRIX or Solaris.  So make sure you unpack the image on a Linux
machine.

  Ralf

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