Re: init requires /dev/vc devices
* Colin Watson <email@example.com> [2006-02-15 15:38]:
> I hope Martin can point you to what he's using; any of the builds on
> http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ should do if booted from a
> serial console, but Martin's on MIPS hardware and I don't know if this
> reproduces on i386.
You can only reproduce it on machines which don't have any virtual
consoles; or I suppose possibly by disabling virtual console support
in the kernel and only enabling serial console.
> Our problem is that if we don't create the devices, init fails to
> spawn programs when run on hardware with virtual consoles; but if we
> do create the devices then apparently it breaks on hardware without
> virtual consoles.
That's exactly the problem.