I created a new dev/console wiht c 5 1 and I have a shell. I am going to
continue the install process. Thank you all for your assistance!
On Fri, 4 May 2001, John D. Davis wrote:
> This is who recommended the image. I grabbed base2_2.2 and uncompressed it
> on an IRIX box using gzip -dc and tar xopf - .
> >> ftp://ftp.uni-mainz.de/pub/Linux/debian-local/mips/
> >>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 out of date.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.