Creating a block device in FreeBSD 4.4

Creating a block device in FreeBSD 4.4

Post by Rene M. Esquive » Tue, 04 Sep 2001 15:10:14

I need to know how to create a block device for 'ad' in FreeBSD
4.4-PRERELEASE. I am using vmware and in order for me to use an existing
multi-os install, I need a block device in /compat/linux/dev. However,
FreeBSD now has only character devices. Any thoughts?

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