: I'm trying to boot a PC from a floppy onto an NFS root.
: I have bootp running on the server, get the IP and everything OK,
: then it says that it has mounted the NFS root partition. Straight
: after that I get "unable to open initial console" and the machine
I was reading the new "Linux kernels internals" book at a friends house
last weekend and, by accident, noticed this error message.
As I recall it tries to open first /dev/tty0 then /dev/ttyS1 as the console
terminal - if both these fail it outputs this message.