RH9 INIT: ID "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
Please help a very Linux newbie.
I've installed Red Hat 9, everything worked perfect during installation. After rebooting instead of coming up the user interface the following message appears:
INIT: ID "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
Ctrl+Alt+F3 and after getting into root account and trying to start the GUI manually by startx the following error message came up:
-bash: startx: command not found
I had a look into the installation log and there are heaps of error messages like:
error: db4(-30982) from dbcursor->c_put: DB_RUNRECOVERY: fatal error, run the database recovery.
I have reinstalled from scratch but this issues persists.
When you run the installation, have you chosen the option to verify the media before installing? (or used known good media?)
The mediacheck test passed for all the disks.
I tried to reinstall it again and it seems that some bad blocks has been detected on my hard drive. Could be this the cause for all the problems? In case of bad blocks is Linux able to overtake them?
Bad blocks on the hard drive are handled at the hardware level. When they are found, they are marked as bad and then written around.
I'd run some diags on the hard drive to see what they say. I have links to most of the major hard drive manufacturers diagnostics pages here: HowTo.cc Hard drive diagnostics
Additionally, if you have any data on the drive worth saving, back it up now.
I installed RH9. It was working normally. But today loading has ended in words:
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