unable to open an initial console

Bill Maltby - LFS Related lfsbill at wlmcs.com
Tue Oct 29 15:06:07 PST 2002


On Tue, 29 Oct 2002, Lawrence O'Sullivan wrote:

>Hi!
>
>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. 

Ditto on the wrapping of the text. It's not pretty this way.

In your kernel configuration, is VGA console (CONFIG_VGA_CONSOLE=y)
enabled? And CONFIG_VT and CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE? I have these in mine.

>
>
>Thanks 
>Lawrence
>
>
>
>

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