Subject: Re: The smallest multi-user system
To: NetBSD - current-users <>
From: Brian Rose <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/19/2003 14:34:50
Brian Rose wrote:

> Allen Briggs wrote:
> The system exits and runs the /etc/rc script and then drops to a login prompt. The login prompt, however does not say "login:". The string seems to be corrupted because there is an 'l', 'o', then a t-like character, 'i', then a sigma (or rounded e character), followed by a colon and then an accented 'a'.
> When I enter the username and press ENTER, it echoes the username, followed by an accented 'i'. The cariage return produces a linefeed only, so the "Password:" prompt (which displays normally otherwise) is below the accented 'i' after the username. After entering the password,  I am given the banner and then the login prompt.
> This looks like the work of an ill-initialized terminal. I'm guessing that it is the 'ttyflags -a' call in /etc/rc.d/ttys file.

Problem solved! I forgot to add /etc/gettytab.

Now it gets to a nice pretty login, but that's as far as I can get. When I attempt to log in, it just gives me another login prompt instead of the Password prompt.

Any ideas?