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SubjectRe: NFSROOT with NFS Version 3

On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 08:57:16 -0500
Joe Korty <> wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 12:07:50PM +0100, Christoph Pleger wrote:
> > Warning: Unable to open an initial console
> This usually means /dev/console doesn't exist. With many of
> today's distributions, this means you didn't boot with a
> initrd properly set up to run with your newly built kernel.

The device /dev/console exists, but init/main.c tries to open it
read-write. As the nfsroot is mounted read-only, /dev/console cannot be
opened read-write.

Christoph Pleger
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