> >> Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx> writes:
> > 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.
> No, I don't have devfs enabled.
> > Also, where are the athlon patches coming from - they are nothing we
> > distribute.
> Oh, I'm sorry about that. It's just a tag I use to avoid installing a
> kernel compiled for an Athlon on a Pentium box.
> > If you can I would take the latest cvs tree as your starting point,
> > and check the config options carefully.
> Yeah, the last tree I checked out won't boot either. On the
> configuration I have virtual terminals, the console is on a virtual
> terminal, unix98 pty support is compiled in, as well as /dev/pts
> As I said on another email, the image compile on 2001-01-10 boots, the
> one from the next day doesn't. There are some changes between the two
> dates in the IDE layer (the machine does have IDE disks) but I don't
> know the code well enough to make out what the changes imply without
> reading more.
This may be your problem - I think IDE had some bad days, have you tried
stuff beyond this date, or are you in the process of narrowing down when
> Thanks for the suggestions,