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From: Colleen Beamer <colleen.beamer@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] Install issue
Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 20:37:19
1 Hi,
3 I've been trying to update my gentoo system for a couple of months and
4 couldn't seem to resolve block issues. Since it has been a couple of years
5 or more since i did a fresh install, I decided to do one.
7 I followed the handbook - 1st run, I screwed up and missed a step, 2nd run,
8 I was careful that I didn't miss anything and I couldn't boot, the 3rd time
9 I rechecked everything and the same issue arose.
11 I am able to get my boot menu, the drivers appear to load - the last one
12 being tg3 which is the one that was typically loaded last on my old gentoo
13 install. However, after this I get this message:
15 ERROR: your real /dev is missing files required to boot (console and null)..
17 When I was in the chroot'd environment and after I had done the 'mount
18 --rbind /dev ....' command, I checked and there appeared to be a console
19 file there. This is just and fyi
21 Anyway, I did a google search and this was one of the responses:
23 Some "stage3" archives lack few items (like /dev/console and /dev/null)
24 necessary for boot.
25 To fix your installation, you need to:
26 - mount your gentoo root device in read/write mode (for example to
27 /mnt/gentoo)
28 - create missing pseudo-files (something like the following):
29 mknod /mnt/gentoo/dev/console c 5 1
30 mknod /mnt/gentoo/dev/null c 1 3
31 - unmount your gentoo root device or execute "sync" command
32 - reboot
34 Since I am a "chicken-shit", I am deferring to the more knowledgeable people
35 on this list and asking, is this a valid fix or is there a better one.
37 Thanks in advance for your help.
39 Regards,
41 Colleen


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Install issue Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Install issue William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>