Subject: /etc/ttys [was Re: Kernel, or instructions how to build one, needed]
To: Helge MEINHARD, Chorus, CERN-ECP <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: port-pmax
Date: 07/13/1995 10:23:21
It's just a guess, but are you trying to boot a generic kernel
from the miniroot on a partially-populated disk?

Looking at the source code of init, it only allows single-user
logins from  ``secure'' ttys. That's done via looking at the
/etc/ttys file.  Did you put /etc/ttys on your new root partition
along with /sbin/init and /bin/sh and whatever other binaries you