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SubjectRe: devfs, input event system, and kernel configuration.
On 6 November 2002 20:50, Frank Wang wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to attach a special serial input device to an X
> application. Looking at the kernel document, it seems to me the input
> core system (the /dev/input/event#) fits the my needs nicely. I also
> realize that the input system uses the devfs rather than the
> traditional major/minor number for its device driver.
> So I configured a 2.4.18-5 kernel with the following flags turned on,
> - devfs turned on,
> - the input core module,
> - the input core's keyboard and mouse modules
> - the input core's event modules
> The kernel compiles fine. However, during boot process, everything
> under the /var/* and several device mounts were marked as read-only
> and thus the kernel fails to boot. I tried to set the devfs=nomount
> as its boot parameter. It didn't help either.

Sounds like filesystem corruption. Can you boot singleuser
and run fsck?
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