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Old 04-11-2006, 09:24 AM   #1
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udev089 + kernel

not sure if anyone has followed this procedure from piter:

issue i'm having is sometimes when i power on my slackware box it gives me an error saying missing device /dev/hda1 . not really sure how to capture the error message since when i reboot it again it comes up fine and dmesg is overwritten. anyone having issues like this also??

i am using slackware 10.2 with the new packages from piter.
Old 04-11-2006, 03:27 PM   #2
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I started playing with PiterPunk's udev solution today, and I thought I had exactly the same problems. But what I missed, was that I booted the wrong 2.6 kernel. I had my old 2.6.13 kernel still as default in LILO, and forgot to boot the kernel I had prepared. PiterPunk warns that his UDEV framework does not work for Linux kernels < 2.6.15. Is this what you did?
When I boot my kernel, all is fine.

So far, I am disappointed with the bootup speed of my desktop. I had thought I would see an improvement in the time it takes to get to the command prompt, but the "cold-plugging" phase takes quite long. Also, since udev starts a lot of devices before the syslog is started, I see far too many logging messages scrolling across the screen.

Old 04-11-2006, 04:24 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link slackamp. I had been looking for a modern udev / hotplug-less solution for some time. I've installed PiterPunk's packages and booting is really much faster than before. I've rebooted 5 or 6 times, but haven't seen the error about the missing device that you're talking about.

Edit: forgot to mention that I'm running current.

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Old 04-11-2006, 04:32 PM   #4
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I guess part of my slowness in booting is that I have 4 network cards, of which 2 wireless, and the latter take some time to get their WPA association. It is a pity that this is delaying the boot, but I'll have a look at what happens if I let the network initialization run in the background. Apart from the network delay, the boot is fast.

Old 04-11-2006, 04:46 PM   #5
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i do have kernel if only i could capture the messages. maybe ill take a picture 1 day. i didn't want to upgrade to the 2.6.16 yet because they took off ULOG support that I use for my firewall logging. so im stuck with for now.
Old 04-11-2006, 05:15 PM   #6
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Just to quickly post my experience, I share the trouble, even with a very recent (2.6.15.x) kernel, I cannot get the system to boot the harddisks anything but read-only, and that of course makes udev creation etc etc quite difficult. I believe I have a pretty stock system, but for some odd reason it just won't work.

Guess I'll wait for it to be officially part of Slackware, or valuable input from this list

Old 04-11-2006, 07:18 PM   #7
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I like your scud script, but need help with it. Sorry to hijack the thread, but your email is disabled...
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i also had some problem with the 0.89 udev packages, so i stick with 0.88. It displays 2 process running all the time and it won't mount my filesystem, but when i downgrade to 0.88, it was fine again, so for now, i stick with 0.88.


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