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Date:      Wed, 6 Nov 1996 21:52:58 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
To:        Callum Haig <haig@cleo.murdoch.edu.au>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Help with error message.
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSI.3.94.961106215157.12066L-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SOL.3.91.961107010856.7436A-100000@cleo>

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On Thu, 7 Nov 1996, Callum Haig wrote:

> I posted this group some days ago explaining difficulties installing 
> FreeBSD on my (small) system: 4meg 386dx40.  What was holding me up was 
> not a serious matter and I have managed to get the OS installed so that 
> it boots from hard disk.
> 
> ... Well almost.  It starts booting from hard disk and seems to be making 
> substantial headway, but then gets caught in an endless cycle of 
> 'sleeps'.  I will recount the last few lines displayed during the boot:
> 
> configuring syscons:.
> .
> Local package startup:.
> Wed Nov 6 22:08:20 1996
> Nov 6 22:08:20 myname init: getty repeating too quickly on port 
> /dev/ttyv2, sleeping 30 secs
> Nov 6 22:08:20 myname init: getty repeating too quickly on port 
> /dev/ttyv1, sleeping 30 secs
> Nov 6 22:08:21 myname init: getty repeating too quickly on port 
> /dev/ttyv0, sleeping 30 secs
> Nov 6 22:08:21 myname init: getty repeating too quickly on port
> /dev/ttyv2, sleeping 30 secs
> 
> Can anyone shed any light.  I realise I haven't provided much 
> information, but I wouldn't know quite what to provide.  Perhaps takers 
> can let me know what details I need to give.

Hm.  There are two possible problems:

1.  getty is broken for some reason.  This can happen with an incomplete
install. 
2.  Somehow the tty devices weren't created.  Login as root, cd /dev, and
type 

./MAKEDEV vty4



Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major




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