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Old 01-02-2003, 10:09 PM   #1
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boot error


During the boot process I get the following error

INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
INIT: cannot execute "/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc"

Then I get the login prompt. Every thing seams to work except networking, because it can't enter runlevel 3. I have checked and checked the files I have typed and cannot find any errors.

LFS version 4.0, Intel Pentium 266 MMX on a Toshiba notebook.

I have installed LFS on my desktop with no problems.

Thankx,
David
 
Old 01-02-2003, 10:29 PM   #2
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Okay init says it can't execute that.

When you get the prompt, run that manually and see if you get errors.
 
Old 01-03-2003, 12:01 AM   #3
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When I type it at the command line I get..
Useage: /etc/rc.d/init.d/rc <runlevel>

if I add a 3 to the end (/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 3) It loads as ecpected.

David
 
Old 01-03-2003, 06:41 AM   #4
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ok then your /etc/inittab file probably isn't correct.

Make sure it has this line:
l3:3:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 3

if the '3' is missing from the end, init will just run 'rc' which will exit with a return value of '1' because it was missing an argument. exit '1' means an error occured. That's likely what init is talking about.
 
Old 01-03-2003, 08:57 AM   #5
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I will check my /etc/inittab file, that was the first thing I checked and I am almost sure it is correct.

Is there another file that may be wrong or permissions that I did not change? Is there a package that may not have compiled correctly that could cause this problem?
 
Old 01-03-2003, 12:32 PM   #6
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I checked my /etc/inittab file and could not find anything wrong, I checked typing, extra spaces, etc.

I had expected this was the file with a problem, which me or my wife could find and error.

I erased the old /etc/inittab and retyped a new one and everything works now. Not shure what was wrong with the old one.

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 01-21-2003, 01:36 PM   #7
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Did you cut and paste the file after copying it with Internet Explorer for example...... Sometimes when you download a file that is not tar-ed and gzip-ed in windows and transfer it to Linux
there are things added like (.) or \ that corrupt the file. That doesn't happen if you download from Linux (whatever browser you use.....) It would be easier if the /etc/inittab file were included in the lfs-boot pack.......
 
  


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