Re: "unable to open initial console" overcame
On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 06:45:00PM -0500, Stephen R Marenka wrote:
> 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.
Yes. However, at first you were mistaken, and had made /dev/console 4,0.
When I tried to run d-i on my VME box, I received the same error
message. As I said, I didn't think it was related, because the symptoms
> 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?
No. I'm saying you (or whoever wrote userdevfs-dev.txt) was in error,
and made /dev/console to be 4,0 instead of 5,1.
> > 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.
Haven't really started on vmelilo-installer yet; it's summer over here,
we've had ~30°C the last few days...
smog | bricks
AIR -- mud -- FIRE
soda water | tequila
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