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retiem 08-16-2006 03:33 PM

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
 
Hi folks,

I'm trying to run/install Xubuntu on my Sony Vaio PCG-505TS, but the boot process is getting stuck at the following error msj:
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BusyBox v1.01 (Debian 1:1.01-4ubuntu3) Built-in shell (ash)
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
#
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I've googled a lot, but can't find a way to solve it. This link explains what the error means, but gives no solution to it: http://www.uclibc.org/FAQ.html#job_control

Can anyone please point me in the right direction? I'm getting frustrated... I can't wait to get linux running on my old vaio :(

Thank you for your help...

Zmyrgel 08-17-2006 09:24 AM

I had the same thing when I tried to encrypt my hard drive and used BusyBox for booting. This problem vanished when I disabled the job control in the busybox. Hope this helps.

retiem 08-17-2006 02:31 PM

Hi, thank you for your post.
So, how do I disable job control? ...isn't it already off, as for what the error message says?
Thanks

dk1974 08-31-2006 02:42 PM

help
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zmyrgel
I had the same thing when I tried to encrypt my hard drive and used BusyBox for booting. This problem vanished when I disabled the job control in the busybox. Hope this helps.

So, is this a software bug? I have the same problem with live CD UBUNTU !!!

first, shows the message : Mounting devices
then it shows: bin sh. cant access tty. Job control turned off etc.

I have a new PC with JMicron SATA disk 250 GB, without floppy drive and I m trying to install ubuntu.
Should i go for another distro. perhaps Suse 10?

Zmyrgel 09-01-2006 03:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dk1974
So, is this a software bug? I have the same problem with live CD UBUNTU !!!

first, shows the message : Mounting devices
then it shows: bin sh. cant access tty. Job control turned off etc.

I have a new PC with JMicron SATA disk 250 GB, without floppy drive and I m trying to install ubuntu.
Should i go for another distro. perhaps Suse 10?

I'm not sure on why that comes up as I haven't used ubuntu that much. You could try the openSuSE as I think it has the best hardware detection of all the distros. It's very newbie-friendly too :)

dk1974 09-02-2006 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zmyrgel
I'm not sure on why that comes up as I haven't used ubuntu that much. You could try the openSuSE as I think it has the best hardware detection of all the distros. It's very newbie-friendly too :)

Thank you very much, Zmyrgel. :) I suppose OpenSuse is the right distro for me.

retiem 10-02-2006 09:43 PM

Hi there...

So, has anyone figured out this error yet? If you had, please share!

---------------------------------------------------------
BusyBox v1.01 (Debian 1:1.01-4ubuntu3) Built-in shell (ash)
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
#
---------------------------------------------------------

So far it seems to be a common Ubuntu problem... I've tried xubuntu, fluxbuntu and Ubuntu Lite, to encounter the same error...

Here is another link which might be useful:

http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=busy...1659426188&w=2

Best regards
Fred

dk1974 10-14-2006 03:53 PM

Windows SUCKS, but there is nothing out there... thanks to Jmicron
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by retiem
Hi there...

So, has anyone figured out this error yet? If you had, please share!

---------------------------------------------------------
BusyBox v1.01 (Debian 1:1.01-4ubuntu3) Built-in shell (ash)
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
#
---------------------------------------------------------

So far it seems to be a common Ubuntu problem... I've tried xubuntu, fluxbuntu and Ubuntu Lite, to encounter the same error...

Best regards
Fred

Hi Fred,

So far, I 've only managed to install ubuntu into an older pc.
but it seems have hit a wall with my new motherboard!!!:rolleyes: Actually, jmicron is not supported by Linux. I hope, having a better luck later, trying kernel 2.6.18.

Yours,
Dimitris

thangarajerode 11-10-2006 03:12 AM

dear ALL,

So, has anyone figured out this error yet? If you had, please share!

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Busybox V1.1.3(debian 1:1.1.3-2ubuntu3) buit -in

Enter "Help' for a list of built-in-comands



/bin/sh: can't acess tty: job control tunned off

(initramfs)


OS Ver :we have tried both Ubuntu and Kubuntu 6.10 version.

Motherboard details :
intel DQ965GF
Processor: E6300
HDD : ST380817AS.
CDROM: SAMSUNG SH_M522

regds
D.Thangaraj.

emohsain 12-03-2006 01:28 AM

I too am a newbie who is having a similar problem with Ubuntu 6.10. I am trying to use linux on a sony pcg-c1xs with 64k memory. I was able to load a version of Mandrake 9.2 but it would say I lack resources and load what look like a desk top but no applications.

teebag 12-21-2006 02:36 AM

Same problem with kbuntu install on sony pcg-c1x

emohsain 12-22-2006 12:52 AM

It would appear that no one who is any one in the Linux field read this forum.If there is one such person then he or she would be trying to figure out this problem. Being a nobody and an ignorant one at that I sure do not know how to fix or get around this.In my estimation this problem must be one of the basic problems that must certainly have been thought of before.
I guess Linux may not be ready for prime time yet!!

win32sux 12-22-2006 01:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emohsain
I guess Linux may not be ready for prime time yet!!

is posting flamebait really necessary?? :rolleyes:

anyhow, if *everyone* getting this error could post a description of their hardware i have a feeling it might be useful... my guess is that there's a certain type of hardware causing these errors... maybe you guys could boot a live cd and post the output of lspci and stuff like that to see if anyone spots a common denominator...

nx5000 12-22-2006 05:15 AM

My idea: busybox is failing and so it leaves you to a console, which is not a tty and its why you get this message (to check if you are on a /dev/tty, type the command: tty)

So the problem is before this message, this is only a warning. And looking on google for this specific message will give you too many results.

What happens if you just hit ctrl-c ? Does it go on?

You have to look around, like
mount , check what the boot process managed to mount already. Maybe try to mount partitions manually.
Look for logs in /var/log if disks are detected and /var is already mounted,..
It's called debugging ;)

Mentionning the messages before this warning would help, as well as giving your hardware specifications..

DrewL 01-05-2007 02:07 AM

I received the discussed error shortly after installing a second SATA 250GB HD with a primary NTFS partition and WinXP on it (inserted after Ubuntu install). Removing that second drive corrected the problem. I would like input on how to correct the problem. What is responsible for this malfunciton? I'm running Ubuntu 6.10 and afraid I'm kind of ignorant to the linux OS. Any help would be great. Thanks!


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