Computer is configured (via lilo boot params) to echo
kernel messages to terminal. This works, but Init (version
2.74) does not echo the nice subsytem startup messages to
the terminal, but instead to tty1, leaving the terminal
looking like the computer has hung, because there is a huge
time gap between the last kernel message (Freed XX Memory)
and the login prompt.
What boot parameters are you using?
26 [~]@es-dns (admin)> more /etc/lilo.conf
27 [~]@es-dns (admin)>
This is the unfortunate expected behavior. The problem is that
while LILO and the kernel have a notion of multiple nominal
consoles that can all be active simultaneously, the /dev/console
that program output goes to can only go to one place. One can
send it to the serial port, or to a console screen such as
/dev/tty0, but not both at once.
Apparently, the last console given to the kernel is the one that /dev/console
will eventually point to:
give reverse results.