Bug 1800 - lilo: boot 2.0.36 single = multi vt s ??
lilo: boot 2.0.36 single = multi vt s ??
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-03-25 18:03 EST by aap
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-28 00:00:30 EST
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Description aap 1999-03-25 18:03:40 EST
is this a bug or a feature ??

yes that is not a mis print 2.0.36

I have a driver that only works in 2.0.36 :(
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-27 20:01:59 EST
It can't open the initial console. From Documentation/devices.txt:
The console device, /dev/console, is the device to which system
messages should be sent, and on which logins should be permitted in
single-user mode.  Starting with Linux 2.1.71, /dev/console is managed
by the kernel; for previous versions it should be a symbolic link to
either /dev/tty0, a specific virtual console such as /dev/tty1, or to
a serial port primary (tty*, not cu*) device, depending on the
configuration of the system.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-03-28 00:00:59 EST
What you can do is, for example, is remake /dev/console
as major 4, minor 0. (rm /dev/console ; mknod /dev/console c 4 0);
while this is the old behavior and won't be include in RH,
it should allow you to boot both kernels.

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