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Re: unable to open initial console [devfs?]

To: Dean Brissinger <brissing@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: unable to open initial console [devfs?]
From: Nathan Straz <nstraz@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 15:29:08 -0500
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On Thu, Jul 19, 2001 at 02:02:45PM -0600, Dean Brissinger wrote:
>       I used the 2.4.5/1.0.1 RPM to upgrade my Redhat system (built 
> w/ XFS 1.0 CD).  The kernel seems happy but upon booting reports 
> "unable to open initial console".  I've seen this before when messing 
> with devfs.  It basically means /dev/ is missing device files.  I 
> read a while back that this kernel has devfs disabled by default.  Is 
> there a trick to get the standard /dev back when upgrading from 1.0 
> to 1.0.1 RPM's?

I went through this pain already.  What I ended up doing was booting
from a rescue disk, removing the dev package and then installing it

Nate Straz                                              nstraz@xxxxxxx
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