missing 'special devices'

Kirk Reiser kirk at braille.uwo.ca
Wed Apr 19 14:53:36 EDT 2000

Hi Chuck:  If you still have the original kernel, you should be able
to check the dmesg to see what device it thinks the sbpc cdrom is on
during boot.  I don't know what the major/minor numbers should be off
hand but you should be able to find them in the device.txt and/or the
cdrom subdirectory of /usr/src/linux/Documentation.  Once you know
what they are once again and have your original kernel installed once
more you can do a mknod to recreat the nodes in /dev.  Do a man on
mknod to check my memory but I think it's something like:

mknod /dev/device_name type major minor

Where type is character (c) or block (b) and major and minor are the
devices major and minor numbers.



Kirk Reiser				The Computer Braille Facility
e-mail: kirk at braille.uwo.ca		University of Western Ontario
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