Upgrading to FC3 - [was Re: [ILUG] DHCP on home LAN?]
paul at clubi.ie
Tue Nov 9 15:36:23 GMT 2004
On Tue, 9 Nov 2004, John P. Looney wrote:
> Ah. This is where the pain starts.
> I've a custom kernel with various tweaks to do the UML & nVidia. I
> wonder will my machine work with that new kernel. Hmmm.
The key thing, IMLU, is sysfs, you have to have /sys - udev needs it.
After that, make 100% sure your fses are mounted by some kind of
meta-data (extX label and LABEL= in fstab, or else either an LVM or
MD device) - not by physical device.
Custom kernel actually might be /easier/ btw, if you have compiled in
devices needed for boot. You wont need to worry as much about the
mkinitrd part. (though you almost certainly do want the updated
initscripts ;) ).
Final tip: make a backup of the static /dev, eg to /dev-static, so
that if needs be you can mount --bind /dev-static /dev from single
user mode and hopefully still boot without udev.
NB: my udev experience is with debian, which gave me no cause to
actually have to look into udev ;)
> I'll reboot now, and see what happens. If you don't see any more posts
> from me today, you'll know the LFE has claimed another install.
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