Created new partition. No device node for it. udev Slack10.2
I got rid of a winders partition on my SATA drive /dev/sda. I created two partitions in its place. Previous layout of drive:
/dev/sda1 type linux
/dev/sda2 type ntfs
So now this drive has a third partition. Now the only problem is that I cannot figure out how to create a /dev/sda3 entry so I can create that swap and begin using it WITHOUT rebooting, hehe. I have tried manually creating the device file with mknod with the proper major minor and all that good stuff. But I still get this from the command
no such device or address: /dev/sda3
What can I do to get udev or hotplug to notice this change in the disc partitioning, short of just rebooting the machine or changing runlevel? I have read some man pages for udev and I couldn't really find what I was looking for.
I have tried restarting the /etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug and rc.udev scripts.
I don't remember having to reboot in the past after changing non root partitions in linux. And I would hate to have to reboot this machine just b/c of this. I thought I was past the DOS fdisk have to reboot days. If I can't accomplish this without rebooting, for this instance, I would like to know if there is something I could change in udev.conf that would allow it in the future.