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Old 05-28-2004, 12:56 AM   #1
boxcore
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Redhat 7.2 first boot, now continuously reboot


Hi guys. I'm not sure if anyone posted about this before, but if there is, please direct me to the post.

I recently installed redhat 7.2 on an old PC. The installation was ok and once finished, it reboot itself. After that it keeps on rebooting. I noticed that it reboots after the message "Kernel loading, ok" or something like that. I can't even get the login screen. It's on a Compaq, Intel MMX based PC. I've tried both using GRUB and LILO, with the same above result. Any ideas? Thanks.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 01:25 AM   #2
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This may or may not be it but if you edit your ./etc/inittab file you can change how your computer boots. Here is a copy of mine you will need a boot disk to be able use the console to edit it.

Change the line id:5:initdefault:

5 is for a GUI and 3 is for command line

#
# 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 for RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes
#

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS 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)
#
id:5:initdefault:

# System initialization.
si::sysinit:/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit

l0:0:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 0
l1:1:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 1
l2:2:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 2
l3:3:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 3
l4:4:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 4
l5:5:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 5
l6:6:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 6

# Trap CTRL-ALT-DELETE
ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now

# When our UPS tells us power has failed, assume we have a few minutes
# of power left. Schedule a shutdown for 2 minutes from now.
# This does, of course, assume you have powerd installed and your
# UPS connected and working correctly.
pf:owerfail:/sbin/shutdown -f -h +2 "Power Failure; System Shutting Down"

# If power was restored before the shutdown kicked in, cancel it.
pr:12345owerokwait:/sbin/shutdown -c "Power Restored; Shutdown Cancelled"


# Run gettys in standard runlevels
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty1
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6

# Run xdm in runlevel 5
x:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon

Last edited by aaronruss; 05-28-2004 at 01:27 AM.
 
  


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