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Re: unable to open initial console

To: Jonathan Dill <dill@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: unable to open initial console
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2001 11:13:59 -0500
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
References: <Pine.BSI.4.10.10108072134180.19277-100000@xs4.xs4all.nl> <3B72B565.2A797F51@umbi.umd.edu>
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Jonathan Dill wrote:

> When I booted off the CD, sure enough, I found that /dev was essentially
> empty.  

Was this literally /dev, or /mnt/sysimage/dev?  When you boot from the
CD, your actual system root is not "/".

The root of the rescue environment does have a very stripped down
(nonexistant?) /dev.

-Eric


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