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Old 03-13-2003, 08:03 PM   #1
kaise
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Unhappy oops - screwed up inittab, can't boot


I was going to change my inittab from 5 to 3, but for reasons i'm still trying to figure out, hit 9, saved it, and rebooted, without realizing my mistake.

Now I can't boot into linux at all.

If it helps at all, I'm running RH 8 with grub as the boot loader.

Can anyone give me any hints or tips? Any help would be appreciated and thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 08:14 PM   #2
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OK, nevermind. I'd forgotten to mention that I didn't have a boot disk, but its all moot now anyhow. I used the rescue mode on the installation cd.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 08:34 PM   #3
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btw, can't you tell grub to boot a specific runlevel (like lilo)?
 
Old 03-13-2003, 09:15 PM   #4
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boot from redhat cds enter rescue mode than mount your hd change your run level
 
  


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