Newbie here... Trying to get Red Hat 9 to boot but cannot...
Here is a summary (if you can call it that
1. Installation (GUI) goes fine ... no probelm in detecting hardware etc...
2. The booting up process goes fine until it reaches the following:
Configuring Kernel Parameters [OK]
(it just hangs here)
3. After 20 minutes of hanging, I pressed CTRL + C and this broke out the hanging and I got the following >
INIT: Entering run level: 5
Checking for new hardware [OK]
Updating /etc/fstab Unable to open /etc/fstab/ for writing:
Read-Only file system [FAILED]
Touch: creating ‘/var/lock/subsys/kudzu’ : Read only file-system
Setting network parameters: [OK]
Bringing up loopback interface: [OK]
Bringing up interface eth0:
Determining IP information for eth0…failed; no link present check cable ?
touch: creating ‘/var/lock/subsys/network’: read only file system
Starting system logger: _
(here it stayed like this for about 5 mins)
modprobe: Can’t locate module char-major-180
Touch: creating ‘/var/lock/subsys/local’: Read only file system
4. I then get a box saying :
I could not start the X-server (your graphical environment) due to some internal error.
Please contact your system administrator or check
Your syslog to diagnose.
In the meantime this display will be disabled
Please restart gdm when
< OK >
5. Clicking on OK repeats the following screen…
INIT: Id “6” respawing too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: Id “5” respawing too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: Id “4” respawing too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: Id “3” respawing too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: Id “2” respawing too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: Id “1” respawing too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
This is all I have at the moment.
So I need to know what re-spawing means in terms of Linux and how do I solve this ? (any help is appreciated)...
My system config is as follows :
OK, this is what I have :
Motherboard: MSI 875p NEO LSR (Intel 875 chipset)
Processor: Pentium 4 (2.4 Ghz)
Graphics: GForce 256 32Mb
HDD: One S-ATA 120 Gb (where Win XP is stored) and one IDE (parallel) 160Gb (where Linux is stored)
CD/DVD : LG CD-RW/DVD Player
Standard QWERTY Keyboard
macally 3-button mouse
Although this Motherboard supports hyperthreading, I have disabled this to see if Red-Hat would wor, but get no joy.
I have tried disabling the S-ATA drive and booting from the IDE drive only
and still it hangs after the Kernel configuration.