Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 08-08-2004, 07:34 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
Warning: unable to open an initial console

I use the NFS provided by ELDK, I am glad to see it can mount the root-nfs, but It shows me these information, then freezes!

<5>Looking up port of RPC 100003/2 on
<5>Looking up port of RPC 100005/1 on
VFS: Mounted root (nfs filesystem).
<6>Freeing init memory: 76K
Warning: unable to open an initial console.

I have read the source code,
if (sys_open("/dev/console", O_RDWR, 0) < 0)
printk("Warning: unable to open an initial console.\n");
It seems like it can not find "/dev/console" and the "/dev/ttyAMA0", In fact, I can not find them in ELDK/dev/. I try to mknod them, but when I try to cat them, it hints me "not such device"!

Please give me a hand! thanks a lot!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Warning: unable to open initial console. helshylock Linux - Software 5 03-30-2004 01:23 PM
Warning: Unable to open an initial console Mandrake 9.1 alpaca Mandriva 1 11-13-2003 07:13 AM
Warning: Unable to open an initial console elfcool Linux - General 1 09-21-2003 06:05 PM
Warning: unable to open an initial console. tomkeys Linux From Scratch 1 02-24-2003 10:34 PM
Warning: Unable to open an initial console opeer Linux - Newbie 0 01-29-2002 07:42 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration