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Re: MIPS kernel hangs: Warning: unable to open an initial console. /sbin

To: "Manuel Lauss" <>
Subject: Re: MIPS kernel hangs: Warning: unable to open an initial console. /sbin/init
From: "Jun Ma" <>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 11:15:12 +0800
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On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 9:38 PM, Manuel Lauss
<> wrote:
> On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 08:55:39AM -0400, wrote:
>> Hi,
>> My kernel hangs by initializing the system. My target is Alchemy DB1200. I 
>> use crosstool-ng to build MIPS cross toolchain and ptxdist to build ext2 
>> filesystem.
>> kernel version:linux-2.6.22
> Try and add "console=ttyS0,115200" to the kernel commandline (either in
> yamon or kernel config).

And you must have a tty node in your /dev directory, e.g. /dev/ttyS0

FIXME if it is wrong.

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