HELP! "unable to open an initial console"
Hi there everyone!
I was trying to compile a 126.96.36.199 kernel for my Red Hat which is currently running a 2.4.22 kernel. I followed the instructions online to compile it using the usual make menuconfig, make , make modules , make modules_install , and I also copied the bzImage to the correct location, and ran lilo. Everything was fine and there were no error messages
However, when I booted and then chose 188.8.131.52 from the lilo menu, there was a message saying that the system wasn't restarted correctly, so I went on to run a file system integrity check. Then there a bunch of messages/jargon that led to a command prompt with a message that I needed to run fsck . I typed in that and ran it. There were more messages saying about this inode and that inode blah blah blah, and I had to press Y through all of them
Then, after it gets back to the prompt, I rebooted the computer, and now it always gets to a point that says " Warning: unable to open an initial console" . Now, the same thing happens even if I try to boot to my old kernel.
Please help, is there a Red Hat boot disk or something, I don't want to lose all my files!
Thanks in advance