Friday, April 20, 2007

How did I fix "can't acess tty" in Feisty Fawn Live CD ?



many people like me have faced a "can't acess tty" error in Feisty Fawn Live CD while trying to boot from live CD , the exact error is :
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
I fixed the problem , I was inspired by Ben Colin's comment but I didnt do what he said , as it didnt work for many others , I fixed it in my Shewdiz-ish way .

it seems this problem is happening to those who have more than one hard disk ,
I have two Hard Disks and two disk drives (a CD-RW and a DVD-ROM) ,
I unplugged one of the hard disks and unplugged the CD-RW ,so I had one device on each IDE .
then I put the live CD in and installed the Feisty Fawn Linux .

but the problem is not fixed yet, after you are in ubuntu you should , type this in terminal :
sudo gedit /etc/initramfs-tools/modules
and then add this to the end of the file
piix
and then save the file , and now do this :
sudo update-initramfs -u

now turn off your PC , and then connect your Other Drives cables again and start ubuntu , it should work fine !

+ a Bug is filled for this error in launchpad.

10 comments:

Doffo said...

So far, detaching so that 1 cd drive and 1 hard drive are on their own ide chain booted ubuntu 7 good, now im installing it and will try the commands you provided, but so far things are looking good. thanks!

Doffo said...

Ok, after doing what you did, everything is working great!

Thanks!

Zach said...

Searched forever, and all I d=had to do was unplug my burner . . . THANKS!

stefan said...

fortunately it took me only 2 days to find this. worked great, thanks a lot.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately it didn't work for me (Pentium II, 350 MHz, 192 MB RAM, 32x CD ROM, 16x CD Burner, 10 GB HDD). I'm nuts about this, so I guess I'll leave Windows 98 on that PC...

John said...

An odd workaround that I read was to simply put a floppy in a drive (assuming you have one), and the live CD will load...

I think your modules note is the most concise I've read yet. Thanks!

paulw said...

I just unplugged my floppy drive (I don't use it anyway) and that solved the problem. I don't think I would have stumbled across a solution without the information here :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much... worked perfectly. How did you ever come across this fix!!!!

Thanks again!

Donode said...

Hi... I'm trying to install Freespire 2.0.8 into a laptop with AMD processor, plenty of RAM... I get the /bin/sh: can't access tty, job control turned off error message. I also receive Buffer I/O error on device hda, logical block 0. I've changed boot order to CD drive 1st; I have no floppy drive. Any suggestions as to how to get this installed?

Anonymous said...

Hey there buddy. I see your solution worked for a lot of people. I've got a small problem though. I'm trying to boot the Ubuntu OS on my laptop, which has only one harddrive and one dvd drive. Unplugging them is not only impractical, but will also unable me to use your solution since I'm booting the OS from the CD.

Can you help me with my problem?

My email: abhinav_gupta93@hotmail.com

Thnx in advance.

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