I have been using Fedora 7 (installed from DVD an year ago by my friend).
Yesterday when I rebooted the system it gave me the following message:
respawning too fast disabled for 5 minutes
I rebooted couple of time, but the message stuck on. I was able to get the command prompt without any problem, but, I did not know how to resolve the problem.
I googled around and found some information regarding getty etc...
Based on the information on the internet, I misinterpretted and commented a few lines on the file /etc/inittab. The following lines were commented by me:
I rebooted the system after that and now, in addition to the "respawning too fast disabled for 5 minutes" comment, I get
init: no more processes left in this runlevel
Again I googled around and understood that I have disabled all the terminals.
1. Is there someway I can rescue the system and bring it back to work. I have lot of important files on this PC, so, I do not want to format and install a fresh. Please let me know how I can resolve the problem.
2. I have already read that we can use rescue CD to solve the problem. My friend had installed using Fedora DVD and gave me a copy of the same. Where can I get the rescue CD. I have been able to locate the rescue CD here: http://archives.fedoraproject.org/pu...6-rescuecd.iso
2a: Do I have to download all the 97MB and create a rescue CD by burning the image?
2b: Cannot I create a rescue CD from the DVD that I already have with me
2c: By simply using the rescue CD will I be able to get the system back into working condition. Will I get access to /etc/initab file by using the rescue CD? Kindly clarify how to work with the rescue CD
3. If I am able to access /etc/initab using the resuce CD and I uncomment those few lines, and if the initial problem saying "respawning" occurs, how can I correct the problem.
The initial problem occurred when I was trying to change the IP address, gateway etc frequently. I rebooted after that restarting network service a few time, and this is where I landed.
Any help and method to rectify these problems will be very helpful.
Thanks and regards,
PS: I have gone through a few posts including (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...roblem-206898/
) on linuxquestions.org as well. But, I think I have done lot of harm. Hope someone can let me know how to rescue the system.