> > 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
> There is no need to change this ever except for very old kernels. With
> or 2.4 whenever people change /dev/console's major/minor it's usually
> over some bug.
Having been through the exercise a dozen or more times with
the SGI 2.2 kernel distributions for the Indy, I would be fascinated
to know what bug I was painting over, and where the correct
procedure was documented.