Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 470839
mkinitrd does not create '/dev/hvc0' console device inside initrd
Last modified: 2013-09-02 02:29:06 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #470569 +++
Booting F10 on a IBM PowerPC system with encrypted partitions fails. It appears that /dev/hvc0 is not created inside the initrd.
By adding the following into the initrd's '/init' script I am able to boot and enter my passphrase.
--- /tmp/init.old 2008-11-10 10:55:11.000000000 -0500
+++ /tmp/init.new 2008-11-10 10:55:24.000000000 -0500
@@ -21,2 +21,3 @@
mknod /dev/fb c 29 0
+mknod /dev/hvc0 c 229 0
mknod /dev/tty0 c 4 0
# rpm -q mkinitrd
# ls -ltd /dev/hvc0
crw--w---- 1 root tty 229, 0 2008-11-10 10:52 /dev/hvc0
Created attachment 323121 [details]
fix for hvc devices
Only adds hvc devices on ppc.
HVC is used on more than ppc these days; it's also the console type for pvops Xen guests without a framebuffer. So we should probably just create them on all arches
Created attachment 323270 [details]
add hvc device nodes for all arches
Should be fixed in 6.0.71-1 (albeit not with the patch attached.)
71-2 is tagged for F10-final, closing bug.