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    SubjectRe: HELP!! "Unable to open initial console"
    Philip Blundell <> said:

    > [Who was this?]
    > >the wrong root partition on the LILO command line. (One wishes the
    > >error message were more precise -- it could at least say why it can't
    > >open it: "/dev/tty0 not found", "/dev/console not found", "/dev
    > >directory missing".) This would be consistent with your suspicion that

    > This is all done inside the kernel so you don't get much in the way of
    > window dressing. An errno number could be arranged but that's about your
    > lot. :-)

    Come on, the application is certainly in a position to interpret the errno
    for the user if it so wishes: It knows what it was doing, and if opening a
    file (or whatever) fails, it can go look around what went wrong. Sure, it's
    easier just to perror(3).
    Dr. Horst H. von Brand
    Departamento de Informatica Fono: +56 32 654431
    Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria +56 32 654239
    Casilla 110-V, Valparaiso, Chile Fax: +56 32 797513

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