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taran 04-06-2004 02:24 AM

noflushd & devfs
I get the following error whenever I run apt-get to install any program:

Starting No Flush Daemon: Error: Your kernel is configured with devfs, but devfs is not
mounted anywhere. This means noflushd cannot work.
Please consult the noflushd README for details
invoke-rc.d: initscript noflushd, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing noflushd (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

There is another thread where someone had the same problem but even after running

init 1
dpkg --force-remove-reinstreq -i /var/cache/apt/archives/noflushd_2.7.1-2_i386.deb

it still wouldn't work and he ended up installing slackware.

Anybody have a clue?

taran 04-07-2004 09:16 PM

anybody got a clue? This is rather frustrating. I don't understand why noflushd will not work.

geekzen 04-07-2004 09:27 PM

devfs should be mounted in your fstab if you are using devfs. Otherwise, remove support from your kernel and things will happen normally.

taran 04-08-2004 02:22 PM

how do I mount devfs in the fstab file?

geekzen 04-08-2004 04:57 PM

Take a look here <>

unSpawn 05-12-2004 11:52 AM

//Moderator note: Taran, you have crossposted a message, which is against the LQ Rules. Cross-posting is considered bad netiquette on your part, a waste of resources on LQ's part and a waste of time for LQ members who take the time your question.
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