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fiservguy 05-19-2005 08:45 AM

No login prompt on console after boot
 
I'm running RHEL 3.0 on a Dell PowerEdge 2650. I've been trying to get the server connected to a SAN, and as part of that unnecessarily excruciating process, we've had to reboot the system several times. The last few times, the server has gone through the boot process apparently normally, but gets to the end of the services section and just stops. The last service to start is atd, but the login prompt doesn't come up.

Hitting the enter key will scroll the screen, but nothing else happens. The alternate ttys aren't available, either. (I'm booting to init 3, btw)

BUT, I can SSH to the server with no problems, and everything that is supposed to run seems to be running.

I've done some Google searching, and the closest thing I've found is "check the /etc/inittab mingetty entries," but they all look fine. I don't see any errors in boot.log, messages, or any other log file in /var/log.

Any suggestions would be helpful...

thanks

trickykid 05-19-2005 09:03 AM

Disable your atd service to not start and see if it still hangs there or not..

securehack 05-20-2005 01:14 PM

Post the boot-up files; maybe you might have overlooked something.

--Abid Kazmi

fiservguy 05-23-2005 10:02 AM

As requested, here's the boot.log for the most recent boot of this system:
Code:

May 16 11:44:32 fifa1 atd: atd shutdown succeeded
May 16 11:44:32 fifa1 cups: cupsd shutdown succeeded
May 16 11:44:32 fifa1 xfs: xfs shutdown succeeded
May 16 11:44:32 fifa1 sshd: sshd -TERM succeeded
May 16 11:44:32 fifa1 vsftpd: vsftpd shutdown failed
May 16 11:44:32 fifa1 xinetd: xinetd shutdown succeeded
May 16 11:44:32 fifa1 crond: crond shutdown succeeded
May 16 11:44:32 fifa1 ntpd: ntpd shutdown succeeded
May 16 11:44:33 fifa1 netfs: Unmounting NFS filesystems:  succeeded
May 16 11:44:35 fifa1 dd: 1+0 records in
May 16 11:44:35 fifa1 dd: 1+0 records out
May 16 11:44:35 fifa1 random: Saving random seed:  succeeded
May 16 11:44:35 fifa1 nfslock: rpc.statd shutdown succeeded
May 16 11:44:35 fifa1 portmap: portmap shutdown succeeded
May 16 11:44:36 fifa1 syslog: klogd shutdown succeeded
May 16 11:51:16 fifa1 syslog: syslogd startup succeeded
May 16 11:51:16 fifa1 syslog: klogd startup succeeded
May 16 11:51:16 fifa1 irqbalance: irqbalance startup succeeded
May 16 11:51:16 fifa1 portmap: portmap startup succeeded
May 16 11:51:16 fifa1 nfslock: rpc.statd startup succeeded
May 16 11:51:16 fifa1 random: Initializing random number generator:  succeeded
May 16 11:51:18 fifa1 naviagent: naviagent startup succeeded
May 16 11:51:27 fifa1 mount: mount: RPC: Remote system error - No route to host
May 16 11:51:36 fifa1 mount: mount: RPC: Remote system error - No route to host
May 16 11:51:36 fifa1 netfs: Mounting NFS filesystems:  failed
May 16 11:51:36 fifa1 netfs: Mounting other filesystems:  succeeded
May 16 11:51:38 fifa1 cups: cupsd startup succeeded
May 16 11:51:38 fifa1 sshd:  succeeded
May 16 11:51:38 fifa1 xinetd: xinetd startup succeeded
May 16 11:51:46 fifa1 ntpd:  failed
May 16 11:51:46 fifa1 ntpd: ntpd startup succeeded
May 16 11:51:47 fifa1 vsftpd: vsftpd vsftpd succeeded
May 16 11:51:47 fifa1 rc: Starting build_lpfc:  succeeded
May 16 11:51:47 fifa1 crond: crond startup succeeded
May 16 11:51:48 fifa1 xfs: xfs startup succeeded
May 16 11:51:48 fifa1 atd: atd startup succeeded

Let me know if you want to see more, but I don't seem to have anything more complete in terms of boot messages at the moment.

thanks
matt
(fiservguy)

JMCraig 11-13-2008 06:50 PM

Something to check
 
I was having a similar problem and I found that the problem was that a service-type program was being started in the foreground via /etc/rc.local.

See this thread for clarification:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...isplay-682449/

SethsdadtheLinuxer 01-13-2009 04:26 PM

Fabulous Information!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JMCraig (Post 3341240)
I was having a similar problem and I found that the problem was that a service-type program was being started in the foreground via /etc/rc.local.

See this thread for clarification:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...isplay-682449/

I've been fighting an Asterisk Installation on SUSE 11.0 for weeks and this solved the last major obstacle. My problem was just like this - two PERL modules running in FG. Added & to command line and all is well.


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