boot sequence stops before login prompt
Following a physical move of the computer, it does not quite finish the boot sequence.
No errors are shown but during the list of scripts from /etc/rc.d/rd3.d printed on screen I see
Mounting other filesystems
starting automount: No Mountpoints defined
several more apparently successful script run
nohup appending output to 'nohup.out'
At this point nothing more happens. It should go next to a login prompt I believe, but the sequence stops, with no error message. The nohup message *might* be related to a local init command to start a program with a nohup, but that message may be something the system does.
If it is the local init command how can I edit it? The machine is a server and seldom reboots, but needs to be able to start some extra programs automatically. I think we did put a program that has output to nohup.out in rc.local about 3 months ago, and may have gotten the syntax wrong. The boot is managed by a graphic loader which I think is called grub. Is there a way to bypass the init scripts, especially the rc.local, and get to a prompt?
I hope someone might have some insight on what is happening here. I am running a fairly recent RedHat distribution, with 2.4 kernel (2.4.?.21 I think).