vcs problem

Ken Moffat ken at kenmoffat.uklinux.net
Wed May 25 08:44:59 PDT 2005


On Wed, 25 May 2005, Bri wrote:

> I've built my LFS-6.0 system but when I try to boot it, it seems to go
> into an endless cycle like this:
>
> May 25 13:16:40 www udev[548]: removing device node '/dev/vcs1'
> May 25 13:16:40 www udev[547]: creating device node '/dev/vcsa1'
> May 25 13:16:40 www udev[550]: removing device node '/dev/vcsa1'
> May 25 13:16:40 www udev[549]: creating device node '/dev/vcs1'
> May 25 13:16:40 www udev[552]: removing device node '/dev/vcs1'
> May 25 13:16:40 www udev[551]: creating device node '/dev/vcsa1'
> May 25 13:16:40 www udev[554]: removing device node '/dev/vcsa1'
> May 25 13:16:40 www udev[553]: creating device node '/dev/vcs1'
> May 25 13:16:40 www udev[555]: creating device node '/dev/vcsa1'
>

actually, some amount of that is normal.

> The rest of the boot seems to go okay, to judge from the logs, and the
> kernel will boot on my LFS-5.1 system.
>
[ snip ]
>
> Also, with this kernel I don't get any on-screen messages during boot, on
> either system.
>

 Hmm, if you boot the 5.1 system, the new kernel should not alter the
presence of on-screen messages during booting (although framebuffer
console might take a little longer to appear with 2.6).

 But as to not getting the messages in LFS-6.0, I had a similar problem
on one of my builds of a -testing system: caused by not correctly
creating the skeleton devices (/dev/console in particular, but also
/dev/null) - when init starts, it can only use what exists in /dev, the
creation of extra devices by udev happens later.  A further symptom of
this is that the screen doesn't get any messages from the bootscripts,
and you don't see a login prompt, but the system will reboot cleanly on
ctrl-alt-del.

 If that sounds like your problem, take a look at /mnt/lfs/dev while
you've got it mounted from your 5.1 host.

Ken
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