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Old 02-09-2002, 07:32 PM   #1
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Run Level Failure Message


Whenever I reboot... the messages i get are like this:

switching to runlevel 6: [failure]

why do i get that?
 
Old 02-09-2002, 07:34 PM   #2
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how are you rebooting ?? you shouldn't get a message like that.. and what does it do.. does it happen before it reboots or after it reboots ??
 
Old 02-10-2002, 12:04 AM   #3
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this is happening as it shuts down...

i noticed that after that happened i could never get samba to run without reinstalling it... (i hate to have to do that )
 
Old 02-10-2002, 12:58 AM   #4
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When you shut down or reboot, the scripts referenced by the symlinks in /etc/rc.d/rc6.d are processed. On my box (also Mandrake, and also running Samba), one of those links (K35smb; the "K" means Kill) runs /etc/init.d/smb, which starts or, in the case of a shutdown/reboot, kills smbd and nmbd, as far as I can tell.

I think the initial "switching to runlevel 6" message comes from init, but from the information you've given, epecially regarding the Samba corruption, you might want to look at the scripts that get executed at shutdown/reboot and see if there isn't something amiss there. Sorry I can't offer anything more specific, but I haven't enountered this particular problem before and I'm still more than a bit of a Newbie.

 
Old 02-10-2002, 07:55 PM   #5
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ive noticed since i reinstalled samba that the problem stopped... so maybe there was a file corruption...im not sure... i really have no clue as to hoe the runlevels work... i am so used to windows in that there seems to be only one run level...im sure, oif course, theres more but windows tens to try to keep underground things from becoming apparent to the user...

thanks for the help
 
Old 02-10-2002, 09:50 PM   #6
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If you think Windows tries to hide its inner workings from you, check out a Mac- it hides everything from you.


As far as runlevels go, Windows actually does have a few equivalents. When you boot into "safe mode" or "command prompt" in Win, it isn't the same as booting straight into the GUI (Windows). Less services are started, and fewer drivers are loaded.

The comments at the beginning of /etc/inittab describe the different runlevels in Linux a bit:
Quote:
[# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
The above runlevels apply to Redhat and Mandrake at least, but some distros (Slackware is one) use a slightly different numbering scheme.

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