Well, messing with .devfsd and rc.sysinit has no effect on the kernel
failure. I may have to do what Nathan did. Has anyone else seen
this problem and found an easy fix for it?
At 3:36 PM -0500 7/19/01, Eric Sandeen wrote:
The 1.0.1 kernel does not have devfs at all, so your standard on-disk
/dev should be there waiting for you...
So, I'm not sure why you're seeing this problem. /etc/rc.sysinit starts
devfsd if it finds /dev/.devfsd - you might check to make sure it's not
there for some strange reason.
Hm, I just read Nate's suggestion of reinstalling the dev package... not
sure what would have caused these problems though. You can do an rpm
query / verify of the dev package to see if anything is amiss.
On 19 Jul 2001 14:02:45 -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?
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