On Sun, Jan 21, 2001 at 06:05:20AM -0500, Donald J . Maddox wrote:

> It may have absolutely nothing to do with either of these cases, but
> I found out the hard way recently that booting with no device.hints
> in /boot will exhibit symptoms that appear identical to this.  Is it
> possible that something is trashing the device list, or not initializing
> it properly at kernel load time?

This is a different problem. If you don't have device hints available
at boot (statically compiled into the kernel or loaded from /boot)
then the console driver doesn't get its hints, and doesn't work in the
manner you describe.


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