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Re: netbooting indy - update, elf2ecoff?

To: Klaus Naumann <spock@mgnet.de>
Subject: Re: netbooting indy - update, elf2ecoff?
From: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 21:24:07 +0100
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0102061905330.8851-100000@spock.mgnet.de>; from spock@mgnet.de on Tue, Feb 06, 2001 at 07:07:47PM +0100
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On Tue, Feb 06, 2001 at 07:07:47PM +0100, Klaus Naumann wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Feb 2001, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> 
> > However, /dev/console must _not_ be a symlink, but a character special 
> > device
> > with major 5 minor 1 (cfr. Documentation/devices.txt).
> 
> Unless you're using Linux/MIPS :)
> The console implementation is horrible broken, so
> this means that under most circumstances the 5,1 device doesn't
> work. So the only option is to make /dev/console a symlink to /dev/ttyS0.

This has nothing to do with "Linux/Mips" and is definitly not true
on all subarchs. It might be true on SGI machines but i dont even
there its necessary.

Flo
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Florian Lohoff                  flo@rfc822.org             +49-5201-669912
     Why is it called "common sense" when nobody seems to have any?


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