LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-29-2008, 12:14 PM   #1
spandra2
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
RHEL4 update 5 will not boot beyond singlr user mode


Hi

Just rebooted my Redhat 64bit blade & its stuck in the console at single user mode. Attempts to do init 5 fail, where do I look to identify the problem & fix. No changes were made prior to the reboot using init 6!
Look forward to your help. Alan
 
Old 12-29-2008, 10:13 PM   #2
ZAMO
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Distribution: Redhat &CentOS
Posts: 593

Rep: Reputation: 30
Did you ever booted into init 5 in your systempreviously ? Check Your /etc/inittab by logging as single user mode as root.

Code:
id:5:initdefault:
In case , if initdefault is set to 5 already, and failing to load the GUI, you can switch that to
Code:
id:3:initdefault:
and then you can configure GUI using

Code:
system-config-display
After saving that xfree86.config , you can get into 5 by typing "init 5" in the prompt.

The OTHER CASE is you can check your grub.conf in /boot/grub/grub.conf
for
Code:
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-67.ELsmp ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet
If it has S or 1 , at the end of the above parameter, then it will boot into init 1.


Cheers
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
boot to GUI problem want grub boot to single user mode. hocheetiong Linux - Newbie 1 09-26-2007 06:41 PM
stuck in terminal mode at boot after trying to install ati graphics update Fezar Linux - Newbie 2 12-10-2005 12:08 PM
i cant boot into user mode labbats Linux - Newbie 1 06-09-2004 01:40 PM
How to boot in single-user mode in Slackware 9.1 rsamurti Slackware - Installation 8 05-13-2004 04:03 PM
single-user mode can't boot eye Red Hat 1 11-19-2003 04:08 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:49 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration