the problems of l4linux

Adam Lackorzynski adam at
Mon Oct 1 22:50:17 CEST 2007


On Wed Sep 26, 2007 at 15:40:34 +0000, chenggh wrote:
> > When using ttyLv0 as a console you also need to start a getty there,
> > similar to an ttyS0 entry. Otherwise no login prompt will appear there.
> > My inittab looks a bit different but I don't see some obvious reasons
> > why yours isn't popping up a login-prompt on tty1, at least on the first
> > glance.
> > Just booting to single user mode works?
> 	Not yet. This time without dope in ttyLv0 the booting log is:
> proc on /proc type proc (rw)
> sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
> Starting udevd:  /sbin/udevd --daemon
> error initializing netlink socket
> Triggering udev events:  /sbin/udevtrigger
> Adding 491864k swap on /dev/hda1.  Priority:-1 extents:1 across:491864k
> Setting system time from the hardware clock (localtime).
> Testing root filesystem status:  read-write filesystem
> *** ERROR: Root partition has already been mounted read-write. Cannot check!
> For filesystem checking to work properly, your system must initially mount
> the root partition as read only. Please modify your kernel with 'rdev' so that
> it does this. If you're booting with LILO, add a line:
>    read-only
> to the Linux type 'lilo' to reinstall it.
> If you boot from a kernel on a floppy disk, put it in the drive and type:
>    rdev -R /dev/fd0 1
> If you boot from a bootdisk, or with Loadlin, you can add the 'ro' flag.
> This will fix the problem *AND* eliminate this annoying message
> Press ENTER to continue.
> 	But now I can't use keyboard. I have tried to make l4linux with keyboard 
> module and without keyboard module twice. I can't still use keyboard, too.
> 	What is the matter?

Input should be available in minicom when using ttyLv0 as a console.
Direct input on the testbox will not work in this case (single-user).
Additionally, add 'ro' to the Linux kernel command line to mount the
root partition read-only initially.

Adam                 adam at

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