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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:09 am    Post subject: Help! I blew up Gentoo: /dev/null not found Reply with quote

Hello,

I can't boot into gentoo anymore.... During the startup Gentoo complain that it cannot find /dev/null and /dev/console. This happens during the beginning of the boot procedure (just below the Gentoo copyright message, at '/Populating /dev in device nodes [oops]'.

After the error it ask for the root password and it mount the drive read only and enters the shell.

Question 1: How can I mount /dev/hda3 for read/write access??

Question 2: If I type 'ls /dev' I get 'initctl', 'vcsa1', 'vcc' and 'vcs1'. Is this unusual, if you keep in mind the cancelled procedure '/Populating /dev in device nodes'?

Question 3: How to recreate /dev/null and /dev/console? With google I found 'mknod -m 660 console c 5 1' and 'mknod -m 660 null c 1 3'. Is this right and enough? But my drive is readonly so this operation fails......

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To remount /
Code:
mount -o remount,rw /


should do the trick, not sure about the others though.

Are you using udev?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please do not crosspost.

:arrow: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-309014-highlight-populating+device+nodes+dev+null.html

Also, a duplicate of https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-252562-highlight-populating+device+nodes+dev+null.html
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please do not start a new thread on the same topic, bump the old one instead.

Moved from Kernel & Hardware in favour of https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-252562.html
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