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Old 10-06-2007, 11:08 PM   #1
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Mandriva 2008 Shutdown problem

Hi all;

I recently upgraded my system from mandriva spring 2007 to cooker 2008. I'm having a problem when rebooting my computer. During shutdown it halts at "INIT: no more processes in this runlevel" and hangs. I'm unable to reboot the machine unless I hit the power button to reboot. I would really appreciate it if anyone could give me a hand.

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I think this is in the wrong section, might be an idea to ask to have it moved.

In the meantime does this help?
Old 10-09-2007, 11:17 PM   #3
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Hi all

I was able to solve this issue in a HUGELY round about way. The problem was the package "initscripts".

I removed the package in mandriva 2008 via the command: rpm -e initscripts --nodeps

Here is the wierd part! I couldn't reinstall it via the console with urpmi initscripts.

I therefore had to use a LIVE CD, like mandriva one. Open a console, su to root, make a directory called /mnt/1 and mount /dev/hda6 /mnt/1 then chroot to /mnt/root which is my local machines partition for Mandriva. I then urpmi initscripts and it installed and I reboot into mandriva. System was set to init 3 so I had to init 5 in Configure your computer boot section.

I then tried init 6 and it worked.


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