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SubjectRe: NFSROOT with NFS Version 3
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.

If you don't want to create an initrd just to get yourself
a properly set up /dev, then you need to put on the root's
true /dev those few tmpfs /dev entries that might be used
during the boot process:

mount --bind / /mnt
cd /mnt/dev
mknod null c 1 3
mknod console c 5 1
for i in $(seq 0 9); do mknod tty$i c 4 $i; done
cd /
umount /mnt

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