[CentOS] /dev/console not getting created...

Eduardo Grosclaude eduardo.grosclaude at gmail.com
Wed Mar 15 16:07:55 UTC 2006

You should be enabling sysfs and friends

2006/3/15, James Olin Oden <james.oden at gmail.com>:
> Hi All,
> I've been trying to put together a one off CentOS 4 based distro, and
> I ran into some trouble.  First off just so you know we've been doing
> this with CentOS 3 and with RedHat 9 before that, so the inexperience
> is only with the delta between CentOS 3 and CentOS 4 (and RHEL 3 and
> RHEL 4 by extension).
> Anyway, the problem is that for some reason /dev/console is not
> getting created.  We get completely through the installation, in what
> looks like a successful manner, but when we reboot at the point init
> would come up with see nothing at all, and there it sits.  I went
> through many contortions including including using bash as init and
> then starting init manually with strace turned on.  This all lead to
> the conclusion that for some reason init was not getting a console.  I
> happened to look in the dev directory between a normal minimal install
> of CentOS 4 and our "minimal install" and noticed there was no
> /dev/console.  I manually added this and now the system boots fine.
> For now I've added the creation of /dev/console to the end of the
> kickstart's %post, which works, but does anyone have any ideas why its
> not being created?
> Thanks...james
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Eduardo Grosclaude
Universidad Nacional del Comahue
Neuquen, Argentina
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