ssh to a FC5 test1 system fails, fails to create pts device nodes with 2.6.14-1.1783

Arjan van de Ven arjan at
Sun Dec 25 11:33:44 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-12-25 at 16:52 +0530, Kevin Verma wrote:
> Hello,
> I updated the kernel to kernel-2.6.14-1.1783_FC5 on a FC5 test1
> machine, and after reboot I could not log on to it via ssh, the error
> message in log files were as following:
> (hand typed)
> tailf -f /var/log/secure
> sshd (pid): Accepted public key for root from
> sshd (pid): pam_unix(sshd:session): session opened for user root by (uid=0)
> sshd (pid): error: openpty: no such file or directory
> sshd (pid): session_pty_req: session 0 alloc failed
> Looking into /dev/pts/ , there are zero files.

this most likely is an initscripts issue; /dev/pts needs to be mounted..
and from the sound of what you have... it's not.

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