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Old 08-12-2001, 11:24 PM   #1
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Hi guys and gals,

I have here with me an IBM PC300GL, a Pentium 2, with 128M of RAM and the rest is as usual, IBM specs like graphics card, etc. I 've manage to installed Redhat 7.0 into it and it's working great!

I do however have one problem......., Whenever i do a "init 6" command....., the machine would powerdown and by right should restart itself. But somehow, after typing that command....., the mahine powers down, but it didn't restart itself. Normally any other clone machine apart from IBM would have no problem with this.

Is there any patch to issue this problem?
Old 08-14-2001, 12:48 AM   #2
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the runlevels change from one distro to the next... check the /etc/inittab file... there should be some comments in there that list the runlevels. on redhat, the runlevel 6 must just be shutdown, instead of restart.
Old 08-15-2001, 12:23 AM   #3
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Hi again,

Here's what i get when going to my /etc/inittab file:

[root@intra /etc]# more inittab
# inittab This file describes how the INIT process should set up
# the system in a certain run-level.
# Author: Miquel van Smoorenburg, <>
# 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)

# System initialization.

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

# Things to run in every runlevel.

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
# xdm is now a separate service
x:5:respawn:/etc/X11/prefdm -nodaemon
[root@intra /etc]#

Not sure what else is there to do. I ;m beggining to think that this is more of an IBM machine incompatibility apart from anything else.


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