The following description is a summary of a more extensive
explanation as you can find in file
which is part of the distribution.
First go to the directory where the source-tree of cowloop has been
unpacked. Now check whether the default major number for the
cowloop driver is already in use on your system:
ls -l /dev | grep '241,'
If it is in use by another driver already, change the major number
of the cowloop driver in the file
COWMAJOR=241), in the source-file
#define COWMAJOR 241)
and in the build-script
All these three files are in the
Note: from version 3.3 on the driver will obtain its major number
To build and install cowloop, start the command:
This compiles the cowloop driver and copies it to the
is the actual kernel-version running on the system.
The related commands are compiled and copied to the
Furthermore the device-files
Note: from version 3.3 on the driver will dynamically create
/dev/cow/N names when the corresponding
cowdevice is activated (see the
cowdev -a utility).
This has made the
makecows installation script superfluous.