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Re: "unable to open initial console" overcame

On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 11:38:10PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:

> wouter@rock:~/debian/debian-installer$ svn diff -r18429:18430
> Index: installer/build/userdevfs-dev.txt
> ===================================================================
> --- installer/build/userdevfs-dev.txt   (revision 18429)
> +++ installer/build/userdevfs-dev.txt   (revision 18430)
> @@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
>  drwx           /dev
> -crw-   4,0     /dev/console
> +crw-   5,1     /dev/console
>  crw-   5,0     /dev/tty
>  crw-   4,64    /dev/ttyS0
>  crw-   4,65    /dev/ttyS1
> I stumbled upon this when trying to get d-i to work on my VME box. It
> didn't occur on other architectures, since those that do support a 2.4
> kernel use DevFS anyway; m68k is a corner case in that it doesn't have a
> working 2.4 for some of its subarchitectures.

/dev/console is 5,1 per kernel/Documentation/devices.txt. 

Furthermore, all the other archs also define /dev/console as 5,1 (see

/dev/vc/0 is 4,0 (as we mimic devfs). 

Are you saying we need something different than everyone else?

> > The d-i doesn't work yet, it stops somewhere at switching console to
> > UTF, but for me it's a huge success :-)
> Have you tried *not* selecting your preferential language, but using
> English instead?
> Also, if you try to use d-i on a 2.2 serial console, you may need the
> (not yet released) rootskel 0.89, which can be retrieved from svn.
> Without that, you'll get quite a few messages which you probably don't
> want to have...

Cool, sounds like vme is making some progress.

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

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