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Re: Serial console and init

In article <cistron.20000712182513.A8285@borg.cs.bilkent.edu.tr>,
Eray 'exa' Ozkural <erayo@cs.bilkent.edu.tr> wrote:
>However, I've had some trouble with init. I receive the kernel startup
>messages all right, and the login also comes ok. But I can see
>no output from INIT. I set the transfer rate to 38400 baud to avoid conflicts
>and declared a serial console on the inittab. It seems that the
>INIT should be using the /dev/console and at 38400 baud. Anyhow,
>the thing is that the serial console remains inactive between
>the startup of INIT and the initial login prompt. How can I fix this?

Did you recreate /dev/console as per the docs? It needs to look
like this:

# ls -l /dev/console
crw-rw-rw-   1 root     root       5,   1 Jul 12 20:11 /dev/console

I.e. character device 5,1


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