On 7 Aug 2001, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> On 07 Aug 2001 12:57:08 -0400, Jonathan Dill wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > I'm having problems with systems upgraded from kernel-2.4.2-SGI_XFS_1.0
> > to kernel-2.4.3-SGI_XFS_1.0.1 that when I try to boot the new kernel,
> > boot fails with the message, "unable to open initial console." I can
> > still boot into the 2.4.2 kernel with no problems. I thought maybe the
> > problem was due to devfs, because I think the devfs kernel message does
> > not appear, but adding devfs=mount or devfs=nomount did not help.
> Hm, perhaps this is devfs-related...
> devfs is completely gone from the 1.0.1 kernel, so "devfs=mount" won't
> do anything for you.
> Perhaps something about your on-disk /dev is wrong... If there's a way
> to re-install the dev RPM (or verify it) that might fix the problem.
> Can you boot 2.4.2 with "devfs=nomount"?
Someone else bumped into the exact same problem. You need to reinstall the
devices rpm because it (obviously) didn't get installed on the 1.0
release installer. I am not completely sure it sure what the package is