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Old 02-02-2009, 02:35 AM   #1
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Unable to open the console


hi all,

I am not able to boot my hard disk,the reason being i am getting this warning by kernel : "Unable to open console".
I am not interested to format this HDD,as it contains important data.
Please help me in sorting this issue.

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Ravi
 
Old 02-02-2009, 03:51 AM   #2
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Which distribution?
Is this a new install ?
Did you do some changes before this happened.

Unable to open console after reboot suggests a problem in your /dev directory tree. If the tty1 and other "virtual terminal" device nodes are inaccessible (you tried to put /dev as a symlink to some mounted filesystem or something like that) then I'd expect this error message.

Try to boot from a live cd and look around in your file system
 
Old 02-10-2009, 03:12 AM   #3
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Hi repo,

I am using:

Redhat 9 for last 2 years.Yes, i have tried to run a script with /dev options in that.

I have booted my system with a Fedora 7 live bootable CD.But i am not able to see my filesystem contents.

Is it because my system is running disribution: Redhat 9 and using fedora 7 live CD?

Do i have to make a redhat 9 bootable CD to look into the filesystem contents?

Please help me,

Regards,
Ravi Chobey
 
Old 02-10-2009, 03:18 AM   #4
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i have tried to run a script with /dev options in that
It depends on the script what happened to your file system.
Hard to say
With every live cd you should be able to see the filesystem, unless you removed it, or messed it up with the script.
 
  


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