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Old 07-14-2003, 08:35 PM   #1
rajanr
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Unable to boot Red Hat Linux 7.2


Hi,

I have a Red Hat Liux 7.2 installation that has been running for the last 1.5 years. At boot up it has been configured to default to the graphical interface. yesterday I tried to login as root user through the garphical interface which would normally have taken me to the KDE interface. However, it hung up on me and just displayed a blue screen.

I hit CTRL-ALT-F6 to go to the text interface. At the text interface I was able to login as root user. I tried to shut down the system several times by issuing the command: shutdown -h now. The system would respond with a long error message and would not shut down. Eventually I got frustrated and rebooted the system using the PCs reset button.

Since thenI have not been able to reboot the system. It goes thru the normal boot process and hangs with the following display:

Welcome to Red Hat Linux
Press 'I' to enter interactive startup

Mounting proc filesystem: [OK]
Unmounting initrd [OK]
Configuring kernel parameters [OK]
Setting clock (local time): Mon Jul 17:28:02 PDT 2003 [OK]
Loading default keymap (us) [OK]
Setting default font (lat0-sun16) [OK]
Activating swap partitions: [OK]
Setting hostname ventall:com [OK]

At this point the system hangs and does not proceeed.

Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

--Rajan
 
Old 07-15-2003, 11:14 PM   #2
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i think there are some problems with your X configuration. at text mode login type "startx" and see what's going on. If it is giving some error, if you dont understand it, post the error.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 12:34 AM   #3
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what is the graphics driver u r using?
 
Old 07-16-2003, 02:57 AM   #4
rajanr
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Thank you for your replies.

It could have been a problem with the x configuration and I should have probably hit CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE but I did not and instead shut down the machine. So I suspect the file system has got messed up.

here's how it stands right now.

It attempts to go through the boot processes and eventually I see the following on the screen:

Welcome to Red Hat Linux
Press 'I' to enter interactive startup

Mounting proc filesystem: [OK]
Unmounting initrd [OK]
Configuring kernel parameters [OK]
Setting clock (local time): Mon Jul 17:28:02 PDT 2003 [OK]
Loading default keymap (us) [OK]
Setting default font (lat0-sun16) [OK]
Activating swap partitions: [OK]
Setting hostname ventall:com [OK]

At this stage it hangs. Now, if I hit CTRL-C, here's what is displayed on the screen (in addition to what I have mentioned above):

INIT: Entering runlevel: 5
Entering non-interactive startup
/etc/rc.d/rc: /var/run/runlevel.dir: Read-only file system
Setting network parameters: [OK]
Bringing up interface lo:

At this point the system hangs again and nothing happens if I hit CTRL-C

However, if I now hit CTRL-ALT-DEL here's what it displays:

RK_Init: idt=0xc028f000, sct[]=0xcfc80000, FUCK: Can't find kmalloc()!

Hitting CTR-ALT-DEL again only repeats the same message.

I would really appreciate any help in resolving this situation.

Thanks in advance.

--Rajan
 
Old 07-16-2003, 11:58 AM   #5
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"Bringing up interface lo:" and "Bringing up interface dhcp" are related to your networking...
i guess it has some problems loading "network modules".

alternatively..you do a "failsafe" starting by modifying the configuration at boot-time.

and you can configure network...things after you login in "failsafe" mode.

Its my opinion that your network configurations are wrong...
 
  


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