On Sat, 27 Oct 2001, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> >An error message would be sufficient; my concern was that someone
> >might run into this and spend hours trying to figure out which of X
> >variables was the problem.
> Right, but the only way to get an error message is to let /sbin/init
> die and have the kernel print the message.  /sbin/init cannot
> print the message when there is no "/dev/console" can it ?
> --
> Poul-Henning Kamp       | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20

I'm in over my head on this one; I really don't know anything about the
boot process.

Having init die if there's no /dev sounds acceptable to me.  After all, if
there's no /dev, the system looks like it's in trouble.  (If this does not
make sense, reference above paragraph.)

Mike "Silby" Silbersack

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