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Old 10-19-2003, 04:32 PM   #1
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Unhappy Warning: Unable to open an initial console Mandrake 9.1


Upgraded Mandrake 9.1 over older version of Mandrake with a dual boot with Windows 98. Older Mandrake never worked just fine. I think its a video thing. Upgrade went ok. I rebooted and chose Linux to boot, Everying was loading just right until an error message came up, "Warning: Unable to open an initial console." What does that mean and how do I aleviate the unable to open initial console problem? Please help.
 
Old 11-13-2003, 07:13 AM   #2
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google says best reason is this
http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/1997/0...l_console.html

and I would guess its your lilo file so if you agree, boot cd1 and use lilo rescue like this.

http://www.mandrakeusers.org/index.p...topic=8629&hl=

and ignore the grub references.
 
  


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