Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 09-29-2004, 10:31 AM   #1
Eunsuk Kang
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2003
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
can't boot into runlevel 1


We are using Redhat Enterprise WS. I accidentally messed up (what happened was that the file was moved into some other directory) in /lib and it pretty much screwed up the entire system, including init. So I booted from a floppy, mounted the hard drive and moved the file back into its original location, hoping that it would get the system back on.

Now it seems like I can't even boot into runlevel 1. Here's the message I get:

- INIT: Entering runlevel: 1
- INIT: no more processes left in this runlevel

I booted onto the floppy again and checked rc.d and inittab. They all seem fine.

Any questions or suggestions?

Thank you,
Old 09-30-2004, 09:12 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.04
Posts: 1,991

Rep: Reputation: 76
Runlevel 1 is normally the system shutdown runlevel, so you don't want to boot into that if your computer is to do anything before it shuts down.

On Red Hat, Runlevel s is single-user mode, or 2 is multi-user mode without networking. Runlevel 3 is full multi-user with network, 4 is unused, 5 is 3 + X-Windows logons, and 6 is system reboot.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to boot in runlevel 3 Dillutedmind Linux - General 5 05-04-2019 05:52 PM
Cannot boot to Gnome desktop (runlevel 5) rodeldb1 Linux - Software 2 11-24-2005 09:58 PM
change runlevel on boot? Randall Slack Slackware 6 06-30-2005 04:30 PM
changed runlevel and no boot Goatdemon Linux - General 13 08-21-2002 03:21 AM
I cannot boot, something about runlevel Dekem Linux - Newbie 1 08-04-2002 10:16 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:56 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration