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Old 08-01-2004, 02:57 PM   #1
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Random Reboot @ Terminal


I just switched to Debian, from Morphix, which worked fine, but was outdated. Morphix never had any problems. Now that I have Debian, once I boot, it gets to the terminal, I login, and try to setup X, and it reboots before I can finish typing, which is about 30 seconds of being in the terminal. My PC stats are:

Dell 2350
1.6 Celeron
256MB of Ram
Radeon 7000

Please help me resolve this.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 03:32 PM   #2
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Humm.... Does it reboot exactly at 30 seconds? Like, is it different each time, or is it after you try and startx, or some user-caused reboot? Any kernel panic, or maybe CPU overheat?
 
Old 08-01-2004, 04:01 PM   #3
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I'm just estimating 30 seconds. I re-downloaded it and am reinstalling it. Hopefully this will fix it...
 
Old 08-01-2004, 04:44 PM   #4
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Damn. I got it reinstalled, except it still reboots...
 
Old 08-01-2004, 05:18 PM   #5
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I don't think it would be your distro causing the reboot.... So its around the same time when it reboots, not randomly rebooting? Check the process's running before it reboots.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 06:54 PM   #6
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Well, I checked "last" after the reboot, and it just said reboot...
 
Old 08-01-2004, 11:11 PM   #7
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Wow, That's kinda odd. I'm out of idea's. Sorry m8. "reboot" is in the process list before it reboots? Do you get a wall saying the system is goind down for reboot NOW? or in 30s, or what?
 
Old 08-01-2004, 11:45 PM   #8
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I was just typing in the terminal, trying to install X, and it suddenly reboots. no error, no nothing...
 
Old 08-02-2004, 05:12 AM   #9
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What version of Debian installer did you use? What's your current kernel version (uname -r)? The new Sarge beta installer has better support for newer hardware and if you're having trouble with Woody, then Sarge would probably be worth a try.

Checking messages and syslog might give you hints about why your system reboots spontaneously. (To do this quickly, login as root and run "cat /var/log/messages" and "cat /var/log/syslog".)
 
Old 08-02-2004, 10:05 AM   #10
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Check as root, your /etc/inittab file, at the top you have this:

# The default runlevel.
id:2:initdefault:

if not, change the number to '2'

reboot
 
  


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