How to fix init -> /etc/ttys?
kline at sage.thought.org
Wed Sep 6 17:01:47 PDT 2006
On Wed, Sep 06, 2006 at 09:48:04PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Gary Kline wrote:
> > Anybody know why getty is having such a bear of a time finding
> > a tty? I Can't even get in. I'm at 6.1 and logged in
> > single-usr and have /usr mounted on /dev. Because X expects
> > to find /usr/lib/Y in /usr I csn't use anything very complex;
> > can't poke around....
> > I very rarely touch /etc/ttys; so why is 6.1 having this
> > tantrum?? I'm lost ....
> Because getty needs access to the /dev/tty* devices in order to function?
> /dev is a truly bizarre choice of mountpoint. Why not use /mnt, which is
> there solely to provide a convenient place to mount stuff? Or -- and this
> is a radical idea, I know -- why not mount the /usr filesystem on /usr?
WEll, it turns out that my old /etc/fstab was overwritten by
my backup, and I had added a /var slice this time. (The drive
is only a couple years old (200G), the box is 61 months old
(was homebrew) and I cheaped out with a 40G).
Yes, I did wind up fsck'ing everything and mounting /usr on
/usr:: then major progress, thank you.
Remaining mystery is those "acpi: write failure on 0x70"
or whatever. I googled around, and now that I have *grep-powers*
I've grep'd in /boot and have some clues. If you have spot-on
advise, Matthew, please do share.
Anyway, this is to the entire list: A week or so ago
I loaned my 5.3 set to a non-geek friend who had occasionally
been using RH. He brought the box of discs back and said it
was too hard to install; that RH had a much easier installation
process. True. So I gave him my old Ubuntu boot disk. He's
happy with it. ---I realize how much smaller the FBSD hacker
base is.... Still, having a GUI-ish intro makes sense in
gaining new converts. I'm still here because this Berkeley
distro really *is* solid. One fatal trap in 11 years I
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public service Unix
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