unable to open an initial console
lawrence.osullivan at 141.com
Tue Oct 29 14:27:19 PST 2002
10/29/2002 4:12:35 PM, Greg Schafer <gschafer at zip.com.au> wrote:
>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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No, I'm not using devfs. The group was not the problem. I just tried, and also tried root and adm.
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