Newbie Q: No login prompt on startup

Eric Lance eric.lance at
Thu Aug 11 16:14:54 GMT 2005

Hello all,

I just finished installing FreeBSD 5.4 on my PC.  When i boot it 
normally all of the startup scripts finish, no errors are displayed but 
afterwards a login prompt fails to appear. If i boot in single user mode 
I get my '#' prompt right off the bat and can edit files. What is going 
on? Does my machine think I have a terminal connected to the serial 
port? What config file do i need to edit?

I used standard install method from CD. I'm running an Nforce2 chipset 
and my HDD is SATA, but FreeBSD seems to be dealing with these just fine.

Thank you,

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