RedHat 6.0 installation will not boot
I am trying to help a client with an old installation of RedHat that will not boot. It starts a LILO boot, but gives me these error messages and then stops:
INIT: version 2.74 booting
INIT: No inittab file found
INIT: can't open(/etc/ioctl.save, O_WRONLY): No such file or directory
The only runlevel it will accept is S (all other entries give me a no more processes at this runlevel and hang)
Using runlevel s, I get a bash prompt, but I am missing the /etc directory, so I cannot do anything. I cannot copy etc from another location as the system tells me it is read only.
The client shipped the computer to me, so I have limited resources to get it back up and running.
I have a redhat 6.0 installation disk, but that only seems to want to install or upgrade, and when I tried to upgrade it tells me the root device is not a valid root partition.
I have run e2fsck on all partitions and they are all clean.
Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.