login problem

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Jun 25 13:56:05 PDT 2000

> Here's my problem: When I reboot into the LFS system I get to the login
> prompt, when I login I get nothing, no errors, no prompt, nothing. If I
> "CTRL-C" it bumps me back tp the login prompt. So as far as I can tell I am
> logging in OK but there is no shell. If I chroot to the LFS system from my
> old system I can run /sbin/sulogin and /bin/login with no problems so
> shadowing is working. I have checked and rechecked my inittab but can't seem
> to find the problem. Root uses /bin/bash as it's shell, and /bin/bash works.
> Any ideas?

try passing init=/bin/bash to LILO when booting the LFS system and see
if bash can start at all.
> I am running linux-2.2.99-pre9. (which kicks ass cause it supports my HPT366

Don't use shadow'ing when using the unstable kernel trees (2.3.x or 2.4
beta (aka 2.2.99-prex) or 2.4.x-testx). It will not work (countless
people have reported that).

Gerard Beekmans

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