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Old 04-17-2004, 08:45 AM   #1
valimare
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RH9 INIT: ID "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes


Hi there,

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:

Installing openssh-askpass-gnome-3.5pl-6
error: db4(-30982) from dbcursor->c_put: DB_RUNRECOVERY: fatal error, run the database recovery.

I have reinstalled from scratch but this issues persists.

Thank you,

Vali
 
Old 04-17-2004, 05:13 PM   #2
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When you run the installation, have you chosen the option to verify the media before installing? (or used known good media?)
 
Old 04-18-2004, 07:32 AM   #3
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Hi Mike,

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?

Thank you
 
Old 04-18-2004, 08:44 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 02-16-2007, 05:53 AM   #5
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I installed RH9. It was working normally. But today loading has ended in words:
Quote:
INIT: version 2.84 booting
INIT: Entering runlevel:5
INIT: Id "2" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: Id "5" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: Id "6" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: no more processes left in this runlevel
What to me now to do?
 
  


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