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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 3:38 am    Post subject: Init doesn't show on boot Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I am having an odd problem. It doesn't seem to be causing any major problems, but it is a little
disconcerting. I upgraded from kernel-2.6.7 to kernel-2.6.9. When I boot, I no longer see the
message Init version 2.4.8 or whatever it says. It gets to "activating swap" and then it does
some other stuff, but does not show that init is running. I think that it is, but it does not show.
Anyone know why this might be happening? Also, a side problem. In 2.6.7, I could use the
scan feature of my pcmcia wireless card. After a lot of work, I got the card working under 2.6.9,
but it doesn't let me use the scan. It is a Lucent Technologies WaveLAN card. Anyone know how
to turn this back on? Thank in advance for all of you help.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 8:43 am    Post subject: Re: Init doesn't show on boot Reply with quote

newLux wrote:
When I boot, I no longer see the
message Init version 2.4.8 or whatever it says. It gets to "activating swap" and then it does
some other stuff, but does not show that init is running. I think that it is, but it does not show.
Anyone know why this might be happening?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply. I have been searching for about two weeks now and have not found anything. I would really appreciate it if you could point me in the right direction. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't want to offend you, but you did try just clicking the link I provided?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops. Sorry, I did not realize it was a link. I was using the text-based browser links and I missed that the color was different. Thanks for the help :)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:52 pm    Post subject: Tip: Styles can be applied quickly to selected text. Reply with quote

Thanks for the help. My messages now show up sort of. They have some problems with where they place the [ok] and everything, but they are at least there. I do have another problem though. When it boots I get a message saying that /dev/null doesn't exist on my root filesystem and when I tried the solution for the init provided in the link you gave me, I get the error
Code:
mknod: '/dev/null': File exists
Do you have any suggestions as to what I might try?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, sorry, I don't have a solution to that one. I have a very dim recollection that I ran into a simlar problem and jsut deleted and then recreated the offending file. But please keep in mind: I'm not sure I did, and my gentoo partition is just for experimenting and learning, not for production work. So try this at your own risk...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2004 11:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Tip: Styles can be applied quickly to selected text. Reply with quote

newLux wrote:
Thanks for the help. My messages now show up sort of. They have some problems with where they place the [ok] and everything, but they are at least there. I do have another problem though. When it boots I get a message saying that /dev/null doesn't exist on my root filesystem and when I tried the solution for the init provided in the link you gave me, I get the error
Code:
mknod: '/dev/null': File exists
Do you have any suggestions as to what I might try?


Hi,

I'm not an expert but I got this problem or similar on my x86 when I tried to switch to udev.

If you are using udev without the tarball option, look in the udev manual for the setup.

Basically, /dev/null will not exist at boot but will be added some time later by udev.

Bind your root elsewhere to check under the udev files:

mkdir /tmp/root_dir
mount --bind / /tmp/root_dir
cd /tmp/root_dir/dev
ls
There should be 2 devices files: console and null. Create them if necessary.

Hope it helps,
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