Re: 2.1 Newbie boot bummer (SOLVED)

Jonathan Corbet (
Thu, 19 Jun 1997 11:16:36 -0600

Man that was quick...Both Claudio and Matthew immediately pointed out that
I was likely to have compiled out virtual terminals when building my
kernel. Sure enough, that was it. I'm still not coming up right, but at
least I can see the problems now; I'll get there.

In case anybody might wonder what would lead me to leave out virtual
terminals, I can only say in my defense that, while "make xconfig" is nice
and flashy, it does make it easy to blow past configuration parameters that
weren't there before, and the default on these was "no". Next time I'll be
more attentive.

Many thanks, you've gotten me going again.


Jonathan Corbet
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Atmospheric Technology Division