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  1. #1

    lilo error message

    Hi !!

    i tried to load lilo into my MBR and get the following message:

    Warning: '/proc/partitions' does not match '/dev' directory structure.
    Name change:'/dev/ide/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/disc'->'/dev/hde

    The kernel was compiled with DEVFS_FS, but 'devfs=mount' was
    omitted as a kernel command-line boot parameter; hence,
    the '/dev' directory structure does not reflect DEVFS_FS
    device names.

    lilo was then correctly written into the MBR and linux does boot. but what does this message mean?

    thx 4 posting in advance
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  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Queens, NY
    Can you post your /etc/lilo.conf file here using the "code" buttons located on this page?
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  3. #3
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    It probably means that /proc/partitions uses the devfs device names. I don't know for sure, but I'd guess so.

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  5. #4
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    New Zealand
    in your lilo.conf file, there will be an append="" line for each entry

    add devfs=mount inside the "" for each entry

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