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

James Olin Oden james.oden at gmail.com
Wed Mar 15 19:01:59 UTC 2006

On 3/15/06, James Olin Oden <james.oden at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/15/06, Eduardo Grosclaude <eduardo.grosclaude at gmail.com> wrote:
> > You should be enabling sysfs and friends
> >
> Hmmm...Why wouldn't anaconda just do that?  I haven't done anything to
> tell it not to, that I know of.   I'm reading up on sysfs and udev as
> I type this, but when I do a minimal install, I don't ask for anything
> special and things just work.   When I run my kickstart file with a
> hand selected set of packages (which very closely mimick the minimal
> install (depsolvers are great)), I get a different behavior.
OK, I've done some more research on my own, and it would appear that a
non-udev /dev/console and /dev/null must exist before udev is started,
because udev is started in "user" land (thus u-dev), and thus before
init starts.  So init needs these device files to exist a priori.

The question that still remains is why are they not showing up with my
custom package set?  Who is repsonsible for creating the a priori
/dev/console that init uses, and what would prevent that from

Anyone have any clues they can throw my way?

> Cheers...james

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