View Full Version : /dev folder missing ... Server refused to allocate pty

2nd June 2007, 09:50 PM
/dev folder on my linux box has gone missing.. I am able to access the server on a alraedy opened shell .. but if I try to connect to the server via ssh for a new instance of shell prompt... I get the following error..

Server refused to allocate pty
stdin: is not a tty
stdin: is not a tty

Please advise how can i rebuild /dev on my linux box.

3rd June 2007, 05:51 AM
Reboot your machine and it will reappear.

I saw this bug when i unmounted an encrypted filesystem. I rebooted and it reappeared.

7th June 2007, 05:15 PM
Thanks for the reply.... I did an OS reload.. to avoid any chances of backdoors.