This is who recommended the image. I grabbed base2_2.2 and uncompressed it
on an IRIX box using gzip -dc and tar xopf - .
>>for an up to date root image.
>> -- Guido
On Fri, 4 May 2001, Keith M Wesolowski wrote:
> 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.
So dev console is one problem.
littledipper 13% ls -l dev/console
crw-rw-rw- 1 root sys 0, 0 Jan 24 06:18 dev/console
Can I just use mknod and change it to c 5 1 ?
> 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 out of date.
The kernel was downloaded from :
and I am using: kernel-image-2.4.0-test9 both the ecoff and elf format
one fail. In bin, sh is linked to bash:
littledipper 16% ls -l bin/*sh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root sys 724072 Dec 27 04:44 bin/bash
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root sys 4 May 3 15:11 bin/rbash -> bash
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root sys 4 May 4 16:08 bin/sh -> bash
There is no s/ash. I can get another copy of the root image if that is
neceassry or use an older verison.