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Old 01-15-2005, 11:42 PM   #1
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Angry INIT: Id "1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

I just installed Fedora Core 3 (Heidelberg) form the DVD iso. After completing the media check The program was installed into Virtual PC 2004.
My problem starts when it comes to login, I have typed my name, root, everything, and the message that I have this thread titled comes up, no matter what, I CTRL F2, and receive the same message, I am completely new to LINUX, and need it for a college program so I don't have to live in the PC labs at the school,
Please can someone walk through with me what I need to do?
Old 01-16-2005, 08:33 AM   #2
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I'm assuming that you've checked for the obvious, e.g. installing off a badly burnt DVD.

This message implies that you have a problem with the TTY program that is being used to handle the logins; usually, mingetty or getty.

Since you can't log in, the first thing to do is to boot up into single-user mode by adding the kernel command-line option “s” when you boot up. (Search LQ for instructions on how to do this).

If that doesn't work then you'll need to boot off a rescue disk to get your install to work; most distro DVDs support a rescue option, often using the “rescue” keyword. Alternatively, you can download a dedicated rescue system from

The next thing to do is to run a filesystem check. Your *getty program is broken, which means that a file in it must have become corrupt; fsck will find this and might even fix it:
fsck -As
If you get errors about filesystems being mounted read/write then you can remount them as read-only using:
mount /path/ -o remount,ro
If that doesn't fix it, then you will have to reinstall your getty and mingetty packages.

Hope that helps,

— Robert J. Lee
Old 02-10-2005, 01:06 PM   #3
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Just wondering if you found a solution for your problem. I am running into the same issue and like you I am new to the Linux world.




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