I'm not exactly sure what this means to "link" /dev/console. Based on the
FAQ (http://foobazco.org/~weslows/Install-HOWTO.html), I shouldn't have to
do the inittab stuff since I am in ser port 1. I noticed I do not have an
/etc/inittab file in my root fs, but there is a inittabold. Is there
something with these files I have to fix or do I do an 'ln -s' or
something on the /dev/console and point it to /dev/ttyS0?
Sorry for my ignorance.
Thanks for your help.
On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Klaus Naumann wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Jesse Dyson wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have an Indigo2. I have tftp/dhcp(bootp)/nfs configured correctly (I
> > think). I am using the hardhat-5.1-sgi.tar.gz distribution and the kernel
> > vmlinux-2.2.14-r4x00-cvs.ecoff.
> > I am using the monitor commands:
> > unsetenv netaddr (dur to DHCP bug)
> > boot bootp():/vmlinux nfsroot=22.214.171.124:/home/jdyson/sgi-linux/mipseb
> > /vmlinux is a symbolic link to vmlinux-2.2...
> > I have the distribution in the mipseb folder (RedHat is a subdirectory of
> > mipseb). I think this is right.
> > When I run this the kernel seems to start up (finds hardware, etc).
> > Connects to the root filesystem...The last message I get is "Warning:
> > unable to open an initial console"
> If you're booting the kernel with serial console you have to
> link /dev/console to /dev/ttyS0 - see also Pitfalls section in the
> Linux on Indigo2 HOWTO (http://oss.sgi.com/mips/i2-howto.html)
> CU, Klaus
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