unable to open an initial console
conrad.newton at broadpark.no
Wed Oct 30 00:01:08 PST 2002
Lawrence O'Sullivan on Tue, Oct 29, 2002 at 03:51:07PM -0600:
> 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
Hi, I think I know what the problem is, since I had the same
problem just the other day.
You have misconfigured lilo/grub. Take a look at your
configuration file and make sure that you have properly
identified the root file system.
Since you cannot find the root file system, you cannot
find /dev/console, even though it is there.
Boot Partition /dev/hda6
Root Partition /dev/hda7
Here is what I did wrong (taken from /boot/grub/grub.conf):
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/bzImage root=/dev/hda6 hdd=ide-scsi
kernel (hd0,5)/boot/bzImage root=/dev/hda7 hdd=ide-scsi
The one identified as WRONG gives your error message.
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