Subject: Re: arrgh, almost there!
To: Gordon Zaft <>
From: David Evans <>
List: port-vax
Date: 08/23/1997 20:28:13
Gordon Zaft wrote:
> 	1) I have no 'tty' devices in /dev.  When I run MAKEDEV it
> runs for a bit, then just hangs.  I mentioned this before with no
> response..

  I can't remember whether you said you're running the "new" 1.2G kernel from
July 26th or so.  If not, get it.

> 	2) I can't login as root from the console (I can login as
> a non-prived user).  I get a message about root logins not accepted
> from the console.  I don't understand this since my understanding was
> that if the 'console' line in /etc/ttys said 'secure' that I should be
> able to login okay.  Any ideas?

  The entry in /etc/ttys on my machine is like:

console "/usr/libexec/getty std.9600"   vt220   on secure

> 	Thanks in advance.  Thanks also to Dave McGuire who reminded me
> to SYNC when copying the kernel!

  Uh, easn't that me?  ;-)

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