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02-11-2007, 04:41 PM
Have two linux OS's and recently am not able to run live CDs the error says
/bin/sh:can't access tty:job control turned off

02-11-2007, 05:01 PM
I found a reference that said it could be a DEbian problem and booting with a non
deb live CD could fix it but DSL live cd booted ok and the problem with my kubuntu live cd remains.

Graham L
02-11-2007, 05:24 PM
That error message might be one error message, and one information message: something like

/bin/sh: can't access tty
job control turned off if it were formatted nicely. ;)

If it's a live CD, there's probably nothing you can do to fix it. When you boot from a CD, there is no OS code in the computer until it is loaded. And thats all on the CD. :cool:

It might be a problem with an unusual keyboard ... say a cordless one, which doesn't "exist" for an OS until its driver is loaded. But that's just a guess. If it happens with two different OS live CDs, it might even be a good guess. :thumbs:

02-11-2007, 07:23 PM
As part of the same problem,when loading Klikit OS it stops at about 30%
and says press cntrl D to proceed and then all is normal.My other PCLOS OS loads and performs as normal.So I would guess it is not the disk or keyboard.

02-11-2007, 07:45 PM
This probably means it's failing to boot for some reason, and dropping you to busybox. Busybox does not have multitasking abilities.