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Re: new to list - boot problem

To: Robin Humble <rjh@pixel.maths.monash.edu.au>
Subject: Re: new to list - boot problem
From: Miles Lott <milos@insync.net>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999 05:52:15 -0600 (CST)
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <199902271129.WAA18917@pixel.maths.monash.edu.au>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Thanks, the devs were in fact screwed up.  I will try again when I get
into work today.

Thanks for the quick reply :)

On Sat, 27 Feb 1999, Robin Humble wrote:

> 
> >the "unable to open initial console" message( read: hang ).
> 
> There are a few things that this can be, but the most obvious is to
> check that the dev/ directory in the HardHat distribution looks like:
> 
> crw-------   1 root     root       4,   0 Sep 14 19:39 console
> crw-rw-rw-   1 root     root       1,   3 Sep 14 19:43 null
> brw-r-----   1 root     disk       1,   1 Sep 14 19:43 ram
> crw-------   1 root     root       4,   0 Sep 14 19:44 systty
> crw-------   1 root     root       4,   1 Sep 14 19:44 tty1
> crw-------   1 root     root       4,   2 Sep 14 19:44 tty2
> crw-------   1 root     root       4,   3 Sep 14 19:44 tty3
> crw-------   1 root     root       4,   4 Sep 14 19:44 tty4
> crw-------   1 root     root       4,   5 Sep 14 19:44 tty5
> 
> If not, then nuke the devices and remake them with mknod, chown, chmod.
> Some tar programs (IRIX's in particular) screws these up. You can
> re-make these devices under Linux/x86 or IRIX - both work fine. If
> re-making from under IRIX then 'disk' gid = 6, and 'root' gid = 0 = sys
> under IRIX.
> 
> Other possibilities are that you're running on hardware not well
> supported by HardHat (new kernels are available) or the nfsroot
> procedure isn't working well enough. I'm sure other people will have
> other failure modes to tell you as well :)
> 
> cheers,
> robin
> +
> He'd found that even the people whose job of work was, so to speak, the
> Universe, didn't really believe in it and were actually quite proud of not
> knowing what it really was or even if it could theoretically exist.
>      Robin Humble     /      http://www.maths.monash.edu.au/~rjh/
> 


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