Newbie Q: No login prompt on startup
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Thu Aug 11 23:29:10 GMT 2005
Eric Lance wrote:
> >>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
> >>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
> >>Thank you,
>> what system security level did you set the os to?
> The system was set to the default security level.
>> I'd check /etc/ttys and make sure you have this line:
>> ttyv0 "/usr/libexec/getty Pc" cons25 on secure
> That line was in my ttys.
>> exactly as above. At the very least, with 'on' and 'secure' in the line.
>> What's the last thing displayed on the screen, and what happens if
>> you press enter?
> Pounding the keyboard does nothing, i even have a console mouse. The
> last thing being displayed it
> "Starting sshd daemon"
> I decided i was wasting more time trying to get into the system than
> it would take to just reinstall it, and so i did leaving every option
> on default. Now I've got things up and running! I got X11 setup right
> off the bat and i'm about to delve into wireless networking.
> Thank you all for your help!
Is your network interface setup correctly :)? Try removing all
network related services from /etc/rc.conf if you are unsure, then type
in /sbin/ifconfig -a and send the information output in a reply email.
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