howto add a new vcs to /dev/

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Mon Dec 11 13:13:31 UTC 2006

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On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 04:47:53PM +0800, jacky wrote:
> When ubuntu alternate CD boot up, it create only 4 vcs
> device in /dev. I wanto to add a new vcs device, how
> to do that?

Edit src/lib/debian-installer/init-udev-devices in the rootskel source
package to create more device nodes, and src/etc/inittab to put
something on them (e.g. another shell).

Paul Sladen's response assumed a regular system, whereas I think you're
actually talking about the installer environment.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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