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Old 04-27-2002, 01:51 PM   #1
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have installed peanut linux now all i have is a # and a black screen and it does not recognizes commands has shutdown now -h , man, ..... why can i mout the cd-rom drive? can i make normal commands to work on it?
 
Old 04-30-2002, 05:30 AM   #2
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Since you're getting the #, we can presume that it's dropping you to the root user. I've not had any probs installing/running Peanut (current is 9.4, isn't it?), so I would hazard a guess that it's putting you into single user mode. Try typing init 3 and see what happens.
 
Old 05-01-2002, 07:55 AM   #3
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i have 9.2 v
 
Old 05-01-2002, 08:15 AM   #4
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OK, I'm still guessing that it's dropping you into single user mode, so we're gonna edit the file that puts you there - and make it put you into run-level 3 (which is normal, non-graphical boot).

Do you know where you installed it (i.e. which partition)? If you do, then try the following:

mkdir /mnt/sys
mount /dev/hdx? /mnt/sys
chroot /mnt/sys


You need to edit the file /etc/inittab and change the line that says something like id:1:something (near the top of the file) so that it says id:3:something.

Reboot your machine (nicely - type init 6) and cross your fingers.
 
  


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