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Old 06-26-2005, 11:10 PM   #1
MasterCephus
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Boot Hang up


I have been messing with setting up a DHCP server and DNS server on my linux box (Fedora Core 3), and I (for some reason I can't remember) restarted the machine....

Ever since I first installed the machine, I get some kind of Kernal Audit that takes like 5 minutes to finish before it boots. Now, the machine just freezes up when it goes into graphical boot. It goes into the "Show details" screen and the only thing that shows is:

Setting hostname Thor: e): <date> [ OK ]

but then it freezes and nothing more.

I download the rescue disk, but I don't know what to do with it...any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 06-27-2005, 12:24 AM   #2
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boot off of the rescue disk and vi /etc/inittab

you will see a line that reads something like this:

id:5:initdefault:

change the number to 3. that will boot you into text mode.

how did you install the dns and dhcp servers? rpm, i hope?
 
Old 06-27-2005, 09:24 AM   #3
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I found that the boot freezes at Checking root Filesystem...

any ideas?
 
Old 06-27-2005, 11:00 AM   #4
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I can get to my / by using the rescue disk...

would a fsck work in this case?
 
Old 06-29-2005, 03:29 AM   #5
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it should. i don't see why it would not.
 
  


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