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    SubjectRe: /dev on Ramdisk cause panic?
    groan. mke2fs wasn't automagically determining the size of the filesystem.

    i also found that minix was a lot better suited for this.

    momentarily having an empty /dev didn't seem to break anything,
    but now that everything works, i just write a prepopulated fs to
    /dev/ram before mounting it.

    thanks for responses,

    On Sun, Mar 23, 1997 at 08:34:01PM -0500, Joshua Spoerri wrote:
    > tar czf /dev.tgz -C /dev .
    > dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ram bs=1k count=32; sync
    > mke2fs /dev/ram; sync
    > mount -t ext2 /dev/ram /dev
    > tar xzf /dev.tgz -C /dev
    > quickly causes a kernel panic. why?
    > (it is very useful for readonly /.)

    Joshua Spoerri

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