[Buildroot] /dev files not being created correctly
jacmet at uclibc.org
Wed Apr 15 05:39:07 UTC 2009
>>>>> "Mark" == Mark Fisher <fobs12 at ymail.com> writes:
Mark> I'm relatively new to buildroot and am using the 2009.02
Mark> release of buildroot on a Fedora 9 platform and targeting an
Mark> embedded device with an Intel Atom processor.
Mark> When the root filesystem is built the types of the files are
Mark> all set to plain text files. So for instance the /dev/console
Mark> is not set to be a character device. This has already create
Mark> problems when I try to boot because the console could not be
Mark> opened. I manually fixed /dev/console and /dev/null. I'm still
Mark> having trouble booting the image and also after a re-build my
Mark> custom changes were lost.
You shouldn't use the project_build_arm/*/root directory to boot from
NFS. The /dev entries are normal files as we don't want to require
root rights while building. Instead create a tarball (target
filesystem options->tar the root filesystem) and extract that (found
under binaries/) as root on your nfs server.
Bye, Peter Korsgaard
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