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Offline mocore

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why "ls /dev/sd [tab]" shows partitions that dont exist !
« on: October 22, 2011, 02:48:32 AM »

 mount tool shows me  sda1 sdb1
 as options but
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ls /dev/sd [tab]  gives
sda   sda2 sda4 sda6 sda8  sdb   sdb2 sdb4 sdb6 sdb8
sda1 sda3 sda5 sda7 sda9  sdb1 sdb3 sdb5 sdb7 sdb9
i know that older versions of tinycore shows the same non-existing devices as folders under /mnt/ 
 but as that is no longer the case
 im intrested to know
 why/how  /dev/sd*  shows the non existing partitions


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Re: why "ls /dev/sd [tab]" shows partitions that dont exist !
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011, 02:52:34 AM »
We have a basic set of devices pre-created in /dev, as a backup in case udev doesn't work etc.
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