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Old 06-23-2006, 12:30 AM   #1
billdlv81
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432 can't open /dev/console


I am using the debian-31r2-i386-netinst installation CD on my AMD64 with SATA HD. I am installing the file system to a USB hard drive, not the SATA. It recongnizes the SATA HD anyhow.

The installation CD works without any errors. I set country, language, etc with no problems. It configured DHCP no problems. I setup the USB HD scsi5 (0,0,0) with a root and swap partition.

I installed grub to a floppy, no errors reported.

After rebooting the computer with the grub floppy installed I get the following error:

432 can't open /dev/console

I tried a number of boot options including root=/dev/sdb1 ro, etc.

I can't seem to mount the usb drive under knoppix to see if there is an entry in /dev for the console.

I have a microsoft wireless keyboard, connected to the ps/2 ports, not the usb ports and I am wondering if that is the problem??

I can't remember the rest of the boot information if there is a way to log it to a floppy let me know and I will do it.

Bill
 
Old 06-23-2006, 12:37 PM   #2
billdlv81
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I was able to get it to work using the 2.6.2 Kernel option.

However I am having trouble with my keyboard, it is a Microsoft wireless comfort keyboard 1.0A. I am getting errors saying scan codes are not recongized.

Any Ideas?

Bill
 
  


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