sbin/init problem

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Fri Jul 2 01:05:25 EST 2004

On Wed, 2004-06-30 at 18:47 +0530, bharat wrote:
> dev/console
> Warning: unable to open an initial console.

>  it is responding to ping but not executing further
> and not showing any shell prompt

How would it show you a shell prompt? Through the console it failed to
open? Make sure there's a /dev/console with major 5, minor 1. What is
your console device? A serial port? What type?


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