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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:30 pm    Post subject: New Geoff Kernel and 2008.0 PPC64 - Cant find console Reply with quote

Hello, I don't have the ability to cut and paste my .config yet, but should shortly.

My exact error is this:
Warning: unable to open an initial console. :oops:

Does anyone know what the string should look like in kboot given that my:

kernel is on /boot/vmlinux

/ is on /dev/ps3da1
swap is /dev/ps3da2

I attempted to boot the new kernel last night and it fails at the can't find console, I found some posts about using MAKEDEV, but that didn't seem to help. In general what is a good fix?

Also in the kboot.conf what should the init= be set to? Is this also something I might need to setup on the kernel options to pass the init string in there?

I've tried adding init=linuxrc but the error then becomes:
Warning: unable to open an initial console.
Failed to execute linuxrc. Attempting defaults...

And still hangs.
Thanks for you help!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kernel = 2.6.28-rc7 fyi
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 5:48 pm    Post subject: oops Reply with quote

Looks like I just had to just wait it out, after a bit it sort of fixed it's self, but now I am finding there is a kernel bug for my external usb hd. Ah well I'll just wait and see what comes in the next kernel.

Now what to install?
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