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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.
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 220.127.116.11 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 18.104.22.168 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.
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.
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.
i do have kernel 22.214.171.124. 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 126.96.36.199 for now.
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
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.