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Vesentac
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 8:47 pm    Post subject: Unable to open initial console but everything seems right Reply with quote

Been talking to the folks on the channel but it doesnt seem anyone can figure out this obtuse error.


I have a emachines 6805 laptop. Using Stage1 of the recent 2004 LiveCD I installed to my system. Stage1 went fine with no errors. The same applies for Stage2. Using muru's config and adding some options like automount, i compiled my kernel with amd64 options. However, when I reboot my machine, I seem to get the "Unable to open initial console" error and it reboots automatically. Grub is fine, I'm not sure what else is the problem here.

Anyone want to take a guess?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at this, it may help:

http://kerneltrap.org/node/view/2205

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just an idea, but if your using udev, make sure that you've added udev to the 'boot' run level with rc-update. I seem to recall also that some of the older verions of udev had a problem where they did not create the /dev/console node properly.

Hope this helps. :)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disregard, thanks to Brad. I got it working on my laptop.


http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=130292&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=75



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