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tlug: console

tlug note from Jim Tittsler <>
Hello Tomo,
I didn't see an answer go by for this one, so I'll take an only
partially informed stab at it.

=?iso-2022-jp?B?GyRCPVBAbkNSNSobKEo=?= writes:
> I install Slackware Linux Version 3.0
> Kernel Ver 2.0.0
> I thought When I first turn on the computer and login as root.
> I should login console instead of tty1.

The "console" is used during the initial boot process.  When
Linux enters multi-user mode, init starts a number of getty
tasks, each connected to one of the virtual consoles.  In
this non-X mode, you can typically switch between a number
of virtual consoles with the Alt-Fn keys (often with 5 or
6 of them set up by default).

> I don't have a file name called console at /dev
That I can't explain.  I do on all my machines, and it gets
written to at boot time before the virtual screens are initialized.

> Boot message said
> VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly
> Is it supposed to be like this "Readonly"?

The filesystems are frequently mounted initially in read-only
mode before they are checked for consistency.  After verifying
they are "clean" they will be remounted read/write.  (And I
suspect you meant ext2, which is the most common of the "native"
filesystems supported by Linux.)

Jim Tittsler, Tokyo
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