I rebooted and something has gone a tad screwey ...
I can't run any kind of terminal ... it complains about there not being enough ptys. The reason for this is that /dev/pts is not being mounted correctly at startup. It can be mounted manually outside of X, and then I can start terminal apps again inside of X.
The SD card isn't mounted on startup, although it does mount correctly if I manually mount it outside of X.
On startup, I'm seeing the following messages:
VFS: mounted root (jffs2 filesystem) readonly. (I can't remember if this is normal?)
Definitely not normal is this:
Cannot create link /etc/mtab
perhaps there is a stale lockfile?
Can anyone give me a pointer?