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Re: [Xen-users] Can't open a shell in Xen unstable

"Should" is a very big word :o)

The problem is that a bunch of things were missing from the
linux-2.6-xen.hg kernel configuration. Under Device Drivers (in xconfig)
I have:

Generic Driver Options
Block devices
->IO Schedulers
SCSI device support
Multi-device support (RAID and LVM)
Network device support
SD Devices

I should have a lot more, including "Character devices", which include
useful things like Legacy (BSD) PTY support. I can't open a terminal
because there's no PTYs!

Is this reproducible by anyone? I had started off by copying the .config
from my normal 2.6.14 kernel into the linux-2.6-xen.hg directory before
starting. Anyone know how to get these missing things back again?


On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 19:07 -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Wed, Nov 30, 2005 at 03:47:34PM +1300, Paul Dorman 
> (paul.dorman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> > Hi Karsten,
> > 
> > Thanks for your reply. I've got the devices, so no need to use MAKEDEV.
> > 
> > Here's the result of mount on the VM:
> > 
> > proc on /proc type proc (rw)
> > sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
> > tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
> > tmpfs on /dev type tmpfs (rw,size=10M,mode=0755)
> > 
> > No mention of devpts in there (which I presume is what you meant). How
> > can I get that set up?
> It Should Just Work[tm].
> If not ... try to run your /etc/init.d/mountvirtfs script manually.
> Note any error output from either command.  You might also want to
> review the init.d script directly and manually execute its steps if
> there's no joy for more detail.
> Cheers.

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