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Old 09-15-2004, 07:46 AM   #1
Sailaja Reddy
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System hangs,if gives init 3 or init 4


Hi All,

I have redhat linux 9.0 with compiled kernel 2.6.7 (default was 2.4.20-8).
Currently it is running in runlevel 5. Output of "runlevel" command is "n 5".

System is hanging, when I try to run in level 3 (init 3) or level 4(init 4). Unable to get control, some number is printing continuously in the terminal.

Why my system is hanging?
Am I missing some thing?

I am completely strucked up and any info on this would be GREATLY APPRECIATED..

Output of my /etc/inittab:
#
# inittab This file describes how the INIT process should set up
# the system in a certain run-level.
#
# Author: Miquel van Smoorenburg, <miquels@drinkel.nl.mugnet.org>
# Modified for RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes
#

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
# 0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
# 1 - Single user mode
# 2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
# 3 - Full multiuser mode
# 4 - unused
# 5 - X11
# 6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#
id:5:initdefault:

# System initialization.
si::sysinit:/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit

l0:0:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 0
l1:1:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 1
l2:2:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 2
l3:3:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 3
l4:4:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 4
l5:5:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 5
l6:6:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 6

# Trap CTRL-ALT-DELETE
ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now

# When our UPS tells us power has failed, assume we have a few minutes
# of power left. Schedule a shutdown for 2 minutes from now.
# This does, of course, assume you have powerd installed and your
# UPS connected and working correctly.
pf:owerfail:/sbin/shutdown -f -h +2 "Power Failure; System Shutting Down"

# If power was restored before the shutdown kicked in, cancel it.
pr:12345owerokwait:/sbin/shutdown -c "Power Restored; Shutdown Cancelled"


# Run gettys in standard runlevels
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty1
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6

# Run xdm in runlevel 5
x:2345:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon


Thanks & Regards,
 
Old 09-20-2004, 01:31 AM   #2
hoffmanyew
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Hi there! can u please show us your error messages in your /var/log/messages or in your screen so that we understand what is happening to your system. Apparently, i don't see any problem in your /etc/inittab. Probably you will have to download the default configuration file if you feel it would repair current problem.
 
  


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