[lug] devpts

Charles Morrison cmorrison at info2000.net
Tue Oct 26 17:03:22 MDT 1999

On Tue, 26 Oct 1999, you wrote:
> Hi,
> I had the same thing happen.  I had put devpts in the kernel and later
> removed it.  It is under "character devices".  Delete the entry for it
> from /etc/fstab and you will no longer get the error message.

Yes, that would get rid of the messages, but would that clean up the umount
problem too? Could it be refusing to umount / because it can't umount a
nonexistant devpts filesystem? I really hate trashing my / partition :-(

> Charles Morrison wrote:
> > 
> > Greetings,
> > I've had some problems that stem from compiling a kernel (2.2.10) and not
> > getting devpts included. I've searched throughout the kernel and haven't found
> > this as an option, but when I compile and then boot from the new kernel, I get
> > error messages on bootup that it has no support for filesystem devpts when
> > mounting my disk's  partitions.
> > 
> > While it appears to boot normally other than those messages, when I shutdown
> > the box, it is unable to unmount / and upon rebooting (with the original
> > mandrake kernel) it requires that I repair the partition. I have lost data in
> > the process.
> > 
> > could anyone enlighten me on how to get this compiled in? I usually use "make
> > menuconfig'" when I set up the compile options.

Chuck Morrison
Sr. Systems Engineer
VA Linux Inc.

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