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Old 01-23-2012, 12:34 PM   #1
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RHEL 6.1 not booting runlevel 5


Hi LQ Folks,

I installed RHEL 6.1 on VirtualBox. I didn't choose the option to customize now during installation and went on with basic server installation. However after installation i am not able to boot the system in runlevel 5.

I tried three methods to boot the system in runlevel 5 as under:
- Passing the runlevel=5 parameter to kernel at grub menu.
- Changing the default runlevel to 5 from in /etc/inittab
- Manually typing init 5 and telinit at console.

None of the above is working. Surprisingly startx commands launches the GUI and it works but not from init 5.

However when i reinstalled the system by choosing the Customize Now option during res-installation,everything is working fine.

So can anyone please provide any details about why it is happening.

Thanks in advance.
Rohit
 
Old 01-24-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
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See this page http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/...s_and_Services
I suspect that although you have X-win installed, it's not enabled for runlevel 5 via chkconfig.
See the example there for httpd
 
Old 01-24-2012, 10:38 PM   #3
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did you install the gui?
red hat is often installed on a rack mounted server and there is no gui installed for that.

now on a desktop you WILL want one
so did you tell the installer to install Gnome ?

seeing as you ARE paying $49 to $299 / year for the REQUIRED support contract ( the Standard 1 year IS the recommend )
https://www.redhat.com/apps/store/desktop/
https://www.redhat.com/rhel/purchasing_guide.html

you might also want to read the red hat documentation
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/
 
Old 01-24-2012, 10:44 PM   #4
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Again you have to boot the RHEL 6.1 DVD and have to choose install graphics options, and then follow further.
 
Old 01-26-2012, 07:05 AM   #5
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Quote:
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Again you have to boot the RHEL 6.1 DVD and have to choose install graphics options, and then follow further.
Hi Arya,

Even if you install it with 2nd option which says "Install with Basic video drivers" it doesn't work. It works only when you choose the option "Customize Now" during installtion and install X Window and desktop on the system.

My only question here is that why it doesn't work even if i manually install the X Window System and GNOME/KDE after the installtion.

Thanks for the reply.
 
Old 01-26-2012, 07:06 AM   #6
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did you install the gui?
red hat is often installed on a rack mounted server and there is no gui installed for that.

now on a desktop you WILL want one
so did you tell the installer to install Gnome ?

seeing as you ARE paying $49 to $299 / year for the REQUIRED support contract ( the Standard 1 year IS the recommend )
https://www.redhat.com/apps/store/desktop/
https://www.redhat.com/rhel/purchasing_guide.html

you might also want to read the red hat documentation
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/
I installed GNOME and X Window System manually after the installation. So it should work right ?
 
Old 01-26-2012, 03:07 PM   #7
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this is a VB install on windows

did you tell Virtual box to make room got a GUI install
and tell it WHAT the 3d card is
or is this a laptop

it a laptop RHEL might only somewhat work
things like the mouse,sound and a GUI might not work

ask your red hat tech support that you paid for

if you did not pay for red hat
DO NOT USE IT

instead install one of the FREE rebuilds
CentOS6.2 or ScientificLinux 6.1
 
  


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