Newbie Q: No login prompt on startup

Warren Block wblock at
Thu Aug 11 17:18:50 GMT 2005

On Thu, 11 Aug 2005, Eric Lance wrote:

> 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?

What's the last thing displayed on the screen, and what happens if you 
press enter?

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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