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When I am tried to open Slackware llinux, i had warning message ''Unable to open an initial console'' can somebody help me with this!!! Thanks a lot!!!...
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    When I am tried to open Slackware llinux, i had
    warning message ''Unable to open an initial console''
    can somebody help me with this!!!
    Thanks a lot!!!

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    Looks like your init is messed up. We could do with more error's. If possible

    Also try and use moer meaningful topic names.
    Suchs as
    initial console error on Slackware

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    sandra, does it say wich file it couldn't open?

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    No, 10 seconds after I start Linux, there is warning ''Unable to open an initial console''. I am afraid I will have to reinstall slackware, probably I have deleted some files by accident!!! terible!!!

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    Question initial console error on Slackware

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewB
    Looks like your init is messed up. We could do with more error's. If possible

    Also try and use moer meaningful topic names.
    Suchs as
    initial console error on Slackware
    Thanks, Yeas I know, I have probably deleted some init files but what to do no??? to reinstall slackware, is that only solution???:

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    I found another forum were they discussed the same problem.

    http://www.linux-hacker.net/cgi-bin/...age=0&Session=

    however if you don't have any important work etc. saved in your root partition
    i recommend you to just reinstall the slackware system.

    good luck

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    Probably you need to install the devs package. You would have to use a bootdisk/cd to boot into linux then mount your root partition. Do a chroot to the root partition and finally run

    installpkg devs-2.3.1-noarch-22.tgz

    You may have a different package but it will be on the cd in the /slackware/a/ directory.

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