[clug] partition tables in memory
fudje at phreaker.net
Tue Apr 26 12:08:28 GMT 2005
A couple of things to note:
They're running kernel 2.4. They said so.
If the file node didn't exist, it would say `/dev/hda8: No such file or
On Tue, 2005-04-26 at 10:02 +1000, Darren Freeman wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-04-16 at 14:36, Kim Holburn wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have a linux server which needed more swap. I added a new swap
> > partition wrote the new partition table but it doesn't show up in
> > /proc/partitions so I can't mkswap etc.
> > # mkswap /dev/sda8
> > /dev/sda8: No such device or address
> > Is there any way to get the kernel to reread the partition table or do
> > I have to do the windows thing and reboot (and lose my uptime;-( )?
> I suspect that your problem is not related to the partition table. If
> you are running a 2.6 kernel, you are probably running udev.
> Udev nukes your /dev tree and rebuilds it on boot. It responds to
> hotplug events to create the entries in /dev. If such an event isn't
> generated when you modify your partition table you won't get the /dev
> Try manually using mknod to add the relevant block device.
> > Dell debian stable kernel 2.4.26 #1 SMP
> > Kim
> Have fun,
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