vcs problem

Bri bri at worldhq.force9.co.uk
Sat May 28 03:17:14 PDT 2005


Thanks, Ken, for the reply. It made me realise I was barking up the wrong  
tree in assuming the system had locked up with some sort of vcs trouble.  
All along, it was waiting there in the dark for me to log in, and I just  
didn't realise because I'd got something wrong with the graphics set-up.

On Wed, 25 May 2005 16:44:59 +0100, Ken Moffat <ken at kenmoffat.uklinux.net>  
wrote:

> 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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