Subject: Re: The smallest multi-user system
To: Brian Rose <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/14/2003 12:09:06
Brian Rose wrote:

> When the system boots it still goes straight to the prompt with no
> login. Also, when calling passwd from the prompt, I get the following
> error message...
> passwd: The file is still busy, try again later.
> I'm currently guessing that I need some of the /etc/rc structure to do
> this. But this is just a guess. I would appreciate any light that you
> have to offer.

Is your root filesystem (well, the /etc directory) read-only?  Or does
a stale /etc/ptmp file exist?

Simon Burge                            <>
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