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? Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW
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