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Re: Can't get initial console

To: "Marcelo E. Magallon" <marcelo.magallon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Can't get initial console
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 09:18:11 -0600
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: Message from "Marcelo E. Magallon" <marcelo.magallon@bigfoot.com> of "Thu, 18 Jan 2001 14:39:32 +0100." <20010118143932.A1292@barock.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Hi,

Are you using devfs? I have seen problems with console access related to
devfs - although in my case the failed to get initial console happened
when I did not configure devfs. Also, where are the athlon patches coming
from - they are nothing we distribute. If you can I would take the latest
cvs tree as your starting point, and check the config options carefully.
An alternate starting point would be the latest kernel source RPM

ftp://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/download/XFS-RH7.0-rpms/kernel-source-2.4.0-SGI_XFS_PR.i386.rpm

although this would entail more work getting all the code into a single tree.

Steve

> Hi,
> 
>     I'm having a problem as of late with our XFS test box (and I haven't
>  had the time to take a look at it until today).  The kernel boots,
>  mounts the root partition (XFS) and tries to open the initial console
>  and fails.  If I pass the rw parameter to the kernel, it's able to get
>  an initial console, eventually the root filesystem gets remounted ro
>  and the boot fails (this is probably a problem in the SuSE boot
>  scripts).  This started happening arround the time 2.4.0 was checked
>  in.  At the moment I'm working my way thru this:
> 
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS-test13-pre3+athlon.20001228.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS-test13-pre3+athlon.20001229.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS-test13-pre3+athlon.20001230.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS-test13-pre3+athlon.20001231.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS-test13-pre3+athlon.20010101.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS-test13-pre3+athlon.20010102.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS-prerelease+athlon.20010103.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS-prerelease+athlon.20010104.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010106.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010107.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010108.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010109.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010110.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010111.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010112.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010113.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010114.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010115.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010116.tar.gz
>     kernel-2.4.0-XFS+athlon.20010118.tar.gz
> 
>  (the missing builds are due to problems in the box that actually builds
>  the kernels) 
> 
>  Has anyone else seen this?
> 
>  TIA,
> 
> --
> Marcelo



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