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This is a CentOS 6.4 server with no GUI. After rc.local executes in the boot sequence, I am not presented with a console style login prompt. I can type characters on the screen but there is no login prompt nor shell.

I checked /etc/init/tty.conf and /etc/init/start-ttys.conf. Everything looks normal. I am able to access the server via the recovery console and see no errors in the log files.

Please note: I converted an Amazon EC2 Machine to a RAW file, converted it to VMDK, and it is booting in VMware Fusion.

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What is your default run-level? Look in /etc/inittab. Check also for configured TTYs in /etc/sysconfig/init. –  Aaron Copley Sep 5 '13 at 21:19
    
default run level was 3. i just tried it with one and i get a prmopt. –  brakertech Sep 5 '13 at 21:25
    
ACTIVE_CONSOLES= instead of ACTIVE_CONSOLES=/dev/tty[1-6] I'm going to try to modify that, switch it back to init3, and see if that fixes it, thanks –  brakertech Sep 5 '13 at 21:26
    
that didn't fix it –  brakertech Sep 5 '13 at 21:34
    
i lied, it just took a while to boot but it boots and i see the login, you were dead on with /etc/sysconfig/init ! –  brakertech Sep 6 '13 at 0:58

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Default TTY's are configured in /etc/sysconfig/init. Please make sure the ACTIVE_CONSOLES= line is configured with the default value /dev/tty[1-6].

# What ttys should gettys be started on?
ACTIVE_CONSOLES=/dev/tty[1-6]
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