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Re: login process fails with diskless box

Remco Blaakmeer <remco@Cal011205.student.utwente.nl> writes:

> On 3 Nov 1997, Christian Leutloff wrote:
> > I've set up a diskless Debian system. Mostly based on nfsroot. The
> > binaries are from hamm. The X-Server works fine and I can log into
> > another server using xdm. BUT I can't log in to the local machine. The
> > login prompt comes, but it never asks for a password after typing the
> > user name. Where can I search for a solution!? What's login doing
> > after getting the user name?
> I think the right answer the the question would be 'being started'. The
> user name is asked by getty or whatever you run instead of getty. After it
> gets the user name, it tries to start login. Are you sure the diskless
> computer has a /bin/login?

Yes, because the manpage says of login says that it presents the
login: prompt. And so it does. And I've checked it again (looking at
server filesystem). The shared libs are there too.


Christian Leutloff, Aachen, Germany
  leutloff@sundancer.oche.de  http://www.oche.de/~leutloff/

Debian GNU/Linux 1.3.1! Mehr unter http://www.de.debian.org/

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