unable to open an initial console
gschafer at zip.com.au
Tue Oct 29 14:12:35 PST 2002
On Tue, Oct 29, 2002 at 03:51:07PM -0600, Lawrence O'Sullivan wrote:
> I could use some help with my LFS system. Everything was finished and seemed to compile corrctly, but the new LFS
> system doesn't run. Iget the following error:
> Freeing unused kernel memory: 140k freed
> Warning: unable to open an initial console
> Kernel Panic: Attempted to kill init
> I'm using LFS4.0. My original system is Mandrake 8.0. The system is on a QLITech Emperor laptop (same as Dell
> Inspiron 5000e), Pentium III 1GZh, 256mg RAM and 2gb for the LFS partition.
> I've tried the suggestions from the archives. Didn't find anything useful on google, etc. I'm still pulling my hair out.
> Attached is a text file with a listing from mnt/lfs/dev, lilo.conf, fstab, and inittab.
Nice to see someone who actually researched the archives and went to a
fair bit of effort to solve the problem themselves :) Now only if your
Opera would word wrap the lines, this would have been the perfect post!
> /mnt/lfs/dev# ls -l console tty tty0 tty1 tty2
> crw--w--w- 1 root root 5, 1 Oct 22 11:59 console
> crw-rw-rw- 1 root tty 5, 0 Oct 22 11:59 tty
> crw--w--w- 1 root tty 4, 0 Oct 22 11:59 tty0
> crw-rw-rw- 1 root tty 4, 1 Oct 22 11:59 tty1
> crw-rw-rw- 1 root root 4, 2 Oct 22 11:59 tty2
Hmm, I just compared this against mine and the only difference is the
console line which is owned by root:tty. Though I'd be surprised if that
was the actual problem, but it might be worth trying.
I couldn't spot any anomalies in your other config files. Another common
cause of this problem is related to use of devfs, but you are not using
devfs are you?
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