1. Help with /dev/console: no such device, and "cannot open tty"
I am trying to compile a 2.4 kernel for my Redhat 7.0-based laptop. For
various unsightly reasons, I need to do this myself.
I finally got it to work- mostly. However, I am unable to get a console
(and mingetty complains about /dev/tty[1-6] as well). The last thing I
see on the screen when I boot is: "Ok, booting the kernel". This is for
Since the machine boots fine under the 2.2 redhat kernel, I don't think
my devices are at fault. I have compared /dev/console and /dev/tty[1-6]
to the device (major,minor) numbers on my SuSE 7.3 box (running 2.4.10
kernel) and all shows a-ok. I'm sure it's something in the kernel.
I ran make menuconfig and tried not to mess around with too many
I have configured the kernel to load the serial char device as a module,
because otherwise it was complaining about not being able to load the
serial device char-major-4. (dunno if this is related...) Anyway, it
doesn't matter if serial is compiled in or if it's a module.
Any pointers would be appreciated (I have been working on this all day
:( ). Yes, I have scoured newsgroups, Google, etc. etc.
BTW, my .config shows:
# Console drivers
# CONFIG_VIDEO_SELECT is not set
# Character devices
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