INIT: Id “2″ respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

I’ve received an error message like this several times while installing Debian using debootstrap. It turns out that there were some missing entries in /dev for some ttys. I only had /dev/tty and /dev/tty0. I also needed 1-6. The correct command to create a new one is:

mknod ttyX c 4 X

where X is replaced with 1-6, respectively.

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