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SubjectRe: NFSROOT with NFS Version 3
Christoph Pleger wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.

That doesn't sound right, but hum... try mounting noatime, perhaps some
additional checking is being done.

Note: I'm pulling that out of the air, I haven't had a problem with it.
Dare I assume that you checked the major,minor and all that good stuff?

bill davidsen <>
CTO TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with small computers since 1979
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