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Date:      Fri, 2 Mar 2012 01:30:14 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Me Me <edmundj2@yahoo.com>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: THe number of cdrom in /dev
Message-ID:  <20120302013014.bd752266.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <1330645966.46434.YahooMailNeo@web120804.mail.ne1.yahoo.com>
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On Thu, 1 Mar 2012 15:52:46 -0800 (PST), Me Me wrote:
> My system's been down for a while -=A0anyway I wanted to add
> data from a cd, but the prompt reads "can't have more than
> 32 cd devices or drives."

Which program does show this message? Please explain what
you've done in order to get that text.

How many _actual_ CD drives does your system have? Just to
make sure this isn't the problem... :-)



> I couldn't figure it out=A0 tried alot. So now I'd like to take
> some of the devices out of the directory. However, I "rm" and
> they mostly return.

FreeBSD's current /dev directory is a dynamical thing. It
gets populated automatically under the control of devfs
(at boot time) and devd (at run time) which control several
actions that can be taken.



> I'm careful to keep those I see in the ref 4.2 book but do
> I have to change permissions or file types or should I use
> "mv" to another directory so I don't lose them permenetly?

Which OS version are you currently using?



> anyway if you've got an advisory or a fix for this and your
> not to annoyed please send it.

Just provide a bit more information so your problem can
be diagnosed. At the moment, I'm just guessing. :-)






--=20
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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