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Old 04-15-2004, 05:35 PM   #1
KyPeN
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Cannot boot after hard reset!


Yesterday, when I killed fluxbox (from the menu), I could not do anything. I couldn't type, or switch to other terminals. I was forced to do a hard reboot.

Now, when I try to boot, I get this message:

Code:
INIT: cannot execute "/sbin/rc"
INIT: cannot execute "/sbin/rc"
INIT: cannot execute "/sbin/rc"
INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
INIT: Id "c1" respawning too fast: disabled
INIT: Id "c2" respawning too fast: disabled
INIT: Id "c3" respawning too fast: disabled
INIT: Id "c4" respawning too fast: disabled
INIT: Id "c5" respawning too fast: disabled
INIT: Id "c6" respawning too fast: disabled
INIT: no more processes left in this channel

Yesterday, when I killed fluxbox (from the menu), I could not do anything. I couldn't type, or switch to other terminals. I was forced to do a hard reboot.

I am using Gentoo 2004.0, Kernel 2.6.5
 
Old 04-16-2004, 10:52 AM   #2
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have a boot disk?

Does it boot XP?
Does XP run CHKDISK when is starts?
Did you make any hardware changes recently (i.e. Ram, Nic, etc.)?
 
Old 04-16-2004, 11:05 AM   #3
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Looks bad.

Either you have some sort of corruption, or your system just hit the wall because the shutdown scripts didn't run (the latter is more common).

I would say boot the system with a boot disk, let it check the root partition for file system errors (common with an unexpected shutdown), and then simply shut the system down properly, making sure the shutdown scripts run completely.

This is sometimes enough to fix the problem, and has fixed my machines the few times they locked or the power when out.
 
Old 04-16-2004, 11:27 AM   #4
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It happened with me once too, due power shutdown. As it was a fresh install and no important data was into linux partition, I simply reinstalled it. Is it me or is Linux so worried about making a very stable system not crashing that... when it crashes, it goes really, really bad? Would some partition system be better in the case of a crash?(ext2, ext3, reiserfs....)
 
Old 04-16-2004, 01:11 PM   #5
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Yeah.. ext3 is supposed to be a better choice in terms of hard reset ... and non corruption
 
Old 04-16-2004, 03:01 PM   #6
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Thanks for pointing that out hiteshmaisheri! I will remember that next time that I've to choose my partition fs
 
  


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