On Fri, May 04, 2001 at 04:57:24PM -0700, John D. Davis wrote:
> I am using the recommended packages and the vmlinux kernel is on the IRIX
> server. I am currently getting the following error:
Recommended by whom?
> VFS: Mounted root (nfs filesystem) readonly.
> Warning: unable to open an initial console.
> Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
> I don't know why the fs is readonly. I explicitly put rw in the
> /etc/exports. Is this why the initial console cannot be opened? I read
No. That usually indicates that your root filesystem is defective.
See if /dev/console exists and is c 5 1. If not, that's the source of
your console problem.
The init death problem seems more insidious. Try passing init=/bin/sh
or so - this will be even more effective if you have a statically
linked shell like ash or sash to use. Where did you get this
filesystem? For that matter, where did you get this kernel? There
are *lots* of both floating around, even on oss, that may be broken or
out of date.
Keith M Wesolowski <email@example.com> http://foobazco.org/~wesolows
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