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Old 09-06-2003, 11:52 PM   #1
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yellow dog linux shuts down after booting up


i own a powerbook g4 12" and just installed ydl 3 (yellow dog linux 3). installation went smoothly. it was great. used all the defaults except chose the right monitor for my powerbook 12" that was listed. (opted to install everything) after install finished, yaboot came uo as expected. selected linux, it started loading the default linux kernel and about 4 seconds later, my powerbook shut off as though a shut down init command was sent or something. i can't find help on any forums for this anywhere. it doesn't seem to happen to other people.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 05:58 AM   #2
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Default runlevel set to 1 or 6?

You will have to use your installation disc/some kind of livecd to chroot into your system and modify rc.conf if that's the case.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 08:34 AM   #3
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i don't know. i don't even know how to go about finding that out. what should i change it to and how? rh9 is set for a graphical login, how do i bypass that to a text login?
 
Old 09-07-2003, 03:10 PM   #4
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graphical login is chosen by X. So a runlevel that starts X will have a graphical login of sorts (psyche).

You need to get your hands on knoppix/morphix/slackware livecd to use as a recue disc. Once you get to a shell with the rescue disk:
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mkdir /mnt/mylinux
mount /dev/root /mnt/mylinux
mount -t proc proc /mnt/mylinux/proc
mount /dev/anyotherpartitionsyoumayhave /mnt/mylinux/whatever
swapon /dev/swappartition
chroot /mnt/mylinux
then do something like:
Code:
nano -w /etc/rc.conf
Check the run leve setting, and make sure it isn't 0 or 6. Making it 5 is a good bet.

This is of course assuming it's runlevel... It may even be that something or other has added reboot to a perfectly innocent runlevel making the system halt/reboot.

Last edited by s_nic; 09-07-2003 at 03:11 PM.
 
Old 09-07-2003, 04:33 PM   #5
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thanks
 
  


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