Booting ok, but no login prompt
Hi, played around with /etc/ttys and /etc/termcap, see man ppp on direct
connections, and accidently deleted something.
Now, I cant login anymore, the login prompt does not appear, the machine
seems to freeze shortly before.
Searched the net for a solution but could not find anything. What is
happening, what can I do?
Re: Booting ok, but no login prompt
On Sun, 25 Nov 2007 01:44:51 +0100, Heiko Recktenwald <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
: Searched the net for a solution but could not find anything. What is
: happening, what can I do?
If there's no ttys /bin/login won't run on the relevant interface. If
ctrl-alt-F2 / F3 etc doesn't get you to a funcitoning one then the
second easiest way to fix is to boot to a live cd, mount your root fs,
rename the ones you messed with and copy good ones off the cd. Then
boot back on your regular root and restore from backups or figure out