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Re: "Can't open initial console"

Quoting Marty <martyb@ix.netcom.com>:
> If /dev is empty in a cloned root filesystem (since udev is its
> own filesystem and /dev files are not copied) it does not boot up
> but hangs with an error message similar to "can't open initial
> console."  I've not narrowed down which console device the kernel
> is looking for, nor determined whether this is a misconfiguration.
> None of my systems are clean sarge installs so I can't rule out
> any step that a new installer may take to avoid this.
> My workaround is to just copy all the device files to the cloned
> drive by hand from a live system, but this is getting old.  Does
> anyone know the cause of the misbehavior?   Thanks.

IIRC, /dev/xconsole has to exist to boot.


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