On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 05:10:32PM +0100, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:
> When the init process fires up, it opens /dev/console as the
> console output device. A default SGI workstation installation
> file system will have /dev/console bound to the major/minor device
> node of the graphics display console. If you want to run with a serial
> console, you must therefore change this to bind /dev/console
> to the serial port. You can do this by doing an explicit mknod,
> or by linking to the appropriate serial port device node,
> which is usually /dev/ttyS0.
Which both are wrong. /dev/console should be a char device major 5, minor 1.
There is no need to change this ever except for very old kernels. With 2.2
or 2.4 whenever people change /dev/console's major/minor it's usually painting
over some bug.