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Old 10-04-2008, 11:47 PM   #1
scg03
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Press enter for maintenance (or type Control-D to continue)


Hi,

I just installed the newest debian etch with kernel 2.6.18-6-686. Every thing works fine except each time when booting my box I got the message "Press enter for maintenance (or type Control-D to continue)". I used dmesg to check the log but find nothing (even cannot find the line "Press enter for maintenance"). Where can I find the detail log information about this message? Since every thing I need works well, can I set the kernel to ignore the problem and go on booting because I usually remote logon my box and cannot press Ctrl-D then. Thanks!
 
Old 10-05-2008, 12:09 AM   #2
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1. Look at your bootloader configuration and see if there is a 'runlevel=' specification.
2. Make sure you're not booting into the "maintenance" mode, in which case you will see the boot param "single" (which is the same as specifying runlevel=1). Usually two boot entries are created - a 'normal' boot and a maintenance boot.
3. Look at the /etc/inittab file and see what the default runlevel is.

Are there any other problems coming up? Debian should have installed and dumped you to runlevel 2.

Last edited by pinniped; 10-05-2008 at 12:11 AM.
 
Old 10-05-2008, 12:24 AM   #3
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1. Look at your bootloader configuration and see if there is a 'runlevel=' specification.
2. Make sure you're not booting into the "maintenance" mode, in which case you will see the boot param "single" (which is the same as specifying runlevel=1). Usually two boot entries are created - a 'normal' boot and a maintenance boot.
3. Look at the /etc/inittab file and see what the default runlevel is.

Are there any other problems coming up? Debian should have installed and dumped you to runlevel 2.
You are right. I just found the entry number in menu.lst starting from 0 which I thought was 1. Thank you for your help!
 
  


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