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Old 07-03-2004, 11:57 AM   #1
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booting error


I have a strange thing going on... To start this is what happend to lead up to my problem. I went to RedHat networks to update my RPM's but in the middle of it the puter froze. So I thought no biggy just restart the puter well now it does this...

RedHat Linux release 9 (shrike)
Kernel 2.4.20-8 on an i686

INIT: Id "X" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

now im able to login to the root@localhost but am lost any further than that. I've tried to boot from the cd and do the update but nothing changes and booting from a boot disk does the same thing as booting from the hard drive. Does anyone know what to do to correct this, or am i doomed to reload and loose ALL my web pages

Old 07-03-2004, 12:29 PM   #2
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Hmmm, is there any chance you're now low on disk space?

I'd do a search here for "INIT: Id "X" respawning too fast:"

you will find the answer you need. To be able to boot to a command prompt every time until you get this fixed, edit your /etc/inittab file and change the first numer 5 you see to a 3, save and reboot.

change that back once you've fixed the problem.

Also, to start X from command line (go to GUI interface) type


init 5

Good luck in your search...
Old 07-03-2004, 02:15 PM   #3
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Well disk space in not the problem i have 150gig's left after complete install ok i went and edited inittab file set it to 3 and restarted puter. logged into root and typed startx and found i have some lib files missing too and stops there.... Where do I find this file?


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