no virtual consoles therefore no login!

J_Man jeremy at
Wed Jan 8 00:45:26 PST 2003

steve wrote:
> I've just finished installing LFS4.0  - good instructions BTW.
> Initially no problems booting, everything seemed fine.
> Rebooted into Mandrake8.1 (the host build system), did some fiddling on the 
> internet, then tried to reboot into lfs.  Kernel boots fine, init does its 
> runlevel stuff (default 3), but then no VC's are created and I can't login.
> Any ideas?  The only thing that I've added to the LFS4.0 setup is gpm 
> (mouse support) and midnight commander.  Can't see that they are the 
> problem though.
> tia
> steve

Did you by chance compile your kernel for LFS with DevFS support, but 
forget to make the necessary changes in /etc/inittab?  Read the DevFS 
from scratch hint for more info.


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