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Old 02-23-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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Mandriva unable to boot up.


Good Day,

This is my first time encountered this problem.
I have a Mandriva 2010.2 GNOME Desktop.

The scenario goes like this.
When i power on my computer
system starts to boot and after a few seconds
its suddenly halting or system shutdown.

Message from verbose mode:
Quote:
Checking for new hardware [OK]

INIT: Entering runlvel: 0
Entering non-interactive start up
Activating Compat-mode for non LSB-script acon
Starting killall: [OK]
Sending rando seed: [OK]
Sysncing hardaware clock to system time [OK]
Turning off swap: [OK]
Unmounting file systems: [OK]
Unmounting proc file systems: [OK]
Halting system... [OK]
System Halted.
please help

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Old 02-24-2012, 12:01 AM   #2
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Do i need to reinstall MBR?
Please provide me some instructions.
 
Old 02-24-2012, 12:25 AM   #3
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Have you changed your /etc/inittab it should be set at run level 2, atleast that is what mine is set at.
 
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:03 AM   #4
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Have you changed your /etc/inittab it should be set at run level 2, atleast that is what mine is set at.
No sir i didnt change /etc/inittab.

I have check it using safe mode and it goes like this
#
# inittab This file describes how the INIT process should set up
# the system in a certain run-level.
#
# Author: Miquel van Smoorenburg, <miquels@drinkel.nl.mugnet.org>
# Modified dor RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes
#

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by Mandriva Linux are:
# 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)

and so on....
 
Old 02-24-2012, 02:19 AM   #5
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Sir how to check if the configuration is good.
 
Old 02-24-2012, 02:58 AM   #6
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There is no default run level listed
I'll post mine in a few minutes Your default runlevel should be set to 3
 
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:13 AM   #7
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There is no default run level listed
I'll post mine in a few minutes Your default runlevel should be set to 3
Sir i already solved the problem.
my inittab file is set default as runlevel 0 that's why its halting or system shutdown.
Using safemode on mandriva entering single user.
i have look for the location or directory of /etc/initab

using
Code:
vi
command i changed from
Code:
id:0:initdefault:
to
Code:
id:5:initdefault:
and try to boot up and its works.

Thanks for the information.
 
Old 02-24-2012, 03:14 AM   #8
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You're welcome Glad to know you fixed it.
 
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:17 AM   #9
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Is it possible that system change it?
Quote:
id:0:initdefault:
.
Iam wondering how this happened into my computer.

Do anyone know's? Im just wondering.

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Old 02-24-2012, 03:25 AM   #10
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Maybe there was a fault in an update
 
Old 02-24-2012, 03:36 AM   #11
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Maybe..hahaha

The good thing is its now solved.
Thank you again.


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