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Re: "unable to open initial console" overcame

On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 10:58:24PM +0200, Petr Stehlik wrote:
> Hi,
> after long debugging of the suspicious Warning: unable to open an
> initial console that turned out to be actually fatal for d-i installer
> (because it starts with busybox init </dev/console >/dev/console and so
> missing /dev/console kills it) I have just found out that simple 
> console=tty0
> in bootargs (kernel parameters) fixes it and the d-i boots further on my
> AfterBurner040. Easy, isn't it? The question for kernel hackers is why
> on AfterBurner this 'console=tty0' is required while on other machines
> it's not needed.

Well I think it's required for any machine using a serial console.

> The d-i doesn't work yet, it stops somewhere at switching console to
> UTF, but for me it's a huge success :-)


Stephen R. Marenka     If life's not fun, you're not doing it right!

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