Unable to open initial console

Stephen Davies (scldad@sdc.com.au)
Mon, 9 Jun 97 17:11:16 +1030

I have just bought a new PCI Pentium to replace my old 486-33 Linux
server and get the above message when trying to boot 2.0.30.

I have resolved all of the PCI devices so that they all seem to be
recognised and initialised successfully (but I cannot confirm this
without being able to login:-().

I have found the source of the message (init/main.c) but do not
understand why the open of /dev/tty1 should fail. The fact that I
can see all of the normal boot messages up to this stage implies that
the console connection is OK.

What other factors might be relevant?

Cheers and TIA,

Stephen Davies Consulting P/L scldad@sdc.com.au
Adelaide, South Australia. Voice: 61-8-2728863
Computing & Network solutions. Fax : 61-8-2741015