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Old 07-17-2004, 07:55 PM   #1
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Question boot hangs after running /etc/init.d/boot.local


I am running Suse 9.1 and I have had it up and running after initial problems with GRUB and partitions etc. but now it hangs during bootup and I don't recall changing anything within Linux.

Here are the last few lines that are displayed:

System Boot Control: The system has been
Skipped features:
System Boot Control: Running /etc/init.d/boot.local
INIT: Entering runlevel: 5

Then it just hangs. It appears /etc/init.d/boot runs OK but not boot.local

Is it a problem with the run level it's trying to enter? I haven't a clue.

Any ideas on how I can solve this problem would be greatly appreciated. I think (sounds crap, I know) I am using lilo and not grub. Any further info required, please get back to me.

Thanks in advance.,
Old 07-18-2004, 07:08 AM   #2
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Unhappy also hangs on runlevel 3


I have also tried to boot in failsafe mode but this hangs too, only trying to enter runlevel 3 and not 5.

Are there any boot options I could use so I can access Linux and investigate?

Thanks in Advance,
Old 07-18-2004, 07:57 AM   #3
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boot it in single user mode and take a peek at the start files for those run levels.

Probably in /etc/rc3.d/ and /etc/rc5.d/ But I don't have linux memorized... and I can't tell you specifically what order those run the files but I am certain there is a pattern. One of those files is likely causing the problem. It might get stuck or just take a long time to start...

EDIT: Scripts in these directories are executed for each boot state of operation until it becomes fully operational. Scripts beginning with S denote startup scripts while scripts beginning with K denote shutdown (kill) scripts. Numbers follow these letters to denote the order of execution. (lowest to highest)

You might want to try seeing if one of the early S scripts is causing the problem.

Last edited by frob23; 07-18-2004 at 08:01 AM.


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