Re: /dev/console should it always be available?

From: Mike Panetta (
Date: Sat Feb 26 2000 - 18:18:42 EST

Well... This patch seems to do nothing... :(
none of the console= lines I pass to the kernel with lilo seem to work.
To help facilitate debugging I tried:
        append="console=null console=lp console=tty"
And that didnt seem to do anything... I still get "cannot open initial console"
in the logs... An on the lp (I turned on lp message logging in the kernel).

What am I doing wrong?


On Sat, Feb 26, 2000 at 04:56:19PM +0000, Matthew Kirkwood wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Feb 2000, Mike Panetta wrote:
> > Should /dev/console always be available even if there is no video card
> > or keyboard on a machine? I keep getting these messages in the logs
> > about init not being able to open(/dev/console) when I remove the
> > video card from an embedded box I am working on.
> Odd. Attached is a patch which may let you escape the complaints
> if you boot with "console=null".
> Matthew.

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