[BusyBox] Re: Warning: Unable to open an initial console. Linux/BusyBox/jffs2/Hitachi SH-4(7750R)

Vladimir N. Oleynik dzo at simtreas.ru
Mon Oct 27 08:28:03 UTC 2003

Vova wrote:

> I’m experiencing a very weird problem. Running Linux 2.4.20 or 2.4.22 on 
> Hitachi SH-4(7750R) processor with latest jffs2 as a root , latest 
> busybox.stable/tinylogin, getty on /dev/console and ash.
> After testing and rebooting my target several times (it may happen after 
> hours of testing) I suddenly receive a message:” Warning: Unable to open 
> an initial console.”, which means what /dev/console cannot be opened, so 
> getty cannot start. I still can telnet to the target and what I stated 
> is that /dev/console changed major/minor numbers from official (and 
> initial) 5,1 to 0,5. After that, I’m unable to open some other 
> char-drivers.
> I’d appreciate any ideas/tips how-to track this problem.

Use you console=/dev/ttyS0 option for kernel loader (LILO, etc)?


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