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Old 01-28-2008, 08:42 AM   #1
thefrogger77
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RHEL5 + Kickstart boot + Id "x" respawning too fast


I have two identical servers that I'm trying to install RHEL5. I did this manually for the first server. I am now attempting to use the kickstart file generated to automatically build the second server.

The kickstart file is generating the partitions and installing RHEL5 just fine. However, when it tries to boot, it gets stuck with the error "Id 'X' respawning too fast".

I've done a bunch of research on the error with not much success. I've examined "/etc/inittab", but it doesn't show much helpful. I've looked to ensure that the hardware is identical between the two servers, and it's 100% identical.

I've also tried to look at the x86 logs, but they seem to not be in the traditional location.

Any thoughts? Any help would be appreciated...
 
Old 01-28-2008, 09:55 AM   #2
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As a suggestion boot the second system into runlevel 3 and try the following;

system-config-display --reconfig --set-depth=24
test by typing: startx

The log files for Xorg can be found in /var/log/messages directory.
 
Old 01-28-2008, 02:14 PM   #3
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As a suggestion boot the second system into runlevel 3 and try the following;

system-config-display --reconfig --set-depth=24
test by typing: startx

The log files for Xorg can be found in /var/log/messages directory.
Problem solved.

Believe it or not, all of the xorg packages didn't install for some reason. I just added "@ Everything" to the kickstart file under the %Packages section.

Thanks for the insight.
 
  


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