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Subject: unable to open initial console
From: Jonathan Dill <dill@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 12:57:08 -0400
Organization: CARB
References: <200108071646.f77GkBn02632@oss.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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.  I
have the same problem on a PIII and an SMP Pentium Pro system.

Has anyone else encountered this problem?  If so, did you find a

"Jonathan F. Dill" (dill@xxxxxxxxxxxx)
CARB Systems and Network Administrator
Home Page:  http://www.umbi.umd.edu/~dill

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