Re: Missing dev entries
From: Vladimir Florinski (vflorins_at_ucr.edu)
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2005 02:07:02 GMT
On Sat, 29 Oct 2005 12:10:42 -0400, Madhusudan Singh wrote:
> Bill Marcum wrote:
>> On Wed, 26 Oct 2005 11:31:14 -0400, Madhusudan Singh
>> <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> I recently compiled a kernel (188.8.131.52) and found today that I no longer
>>> had entries for /dev/sda*, the devices that I use to mount USB storage
>>> filesystems (such USB sticks etc.). What option might I have missed
>>> compiling into the kernel ?
>> Does your system use udev? It may be that the /dev/sd* entries are
>> created when you plug in a USB storage device.
> Yes, I use udev. How do I check which /dev entry is created when I plug a
> thumbstick into the USB port ?
Who cares what device is created? You could, of course, navigate /sys and
find out where the "block" link is pointing. Or find it in the kernel log.
Or simply check /proc/partitions. I just don't see why is it useful to
> I can view the device in usbview, which means that an interface is being
> created, only that I do not know what its name is. In such a situation, how
> does one make an entry in /etc/fstab ?
Let the computer edit fstab for you. There is HAL, fstab-sync et al. Why
waste time doing what your computer is supposed to do itself?