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14.3.8. Unable to open an initial console

The Linux kernel boots, but then hangs after printing: "Warning: unable to open an initial console".

Most probably you have one or missing entries in the /dev directory in your root filesystem. If you are using the ELDK's root filesystem over NFS, you probably forgot to run the ELDK_MAKEDEV and ELDK_FIXOWNER scripts as described in 3.7. Mounting Target Components via NFS.
14.3.7. Linux Kernel Panics because "init" process dies 1. Abstract 14.3.9. System hangs when entering User Space (ARM)
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