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Old 02-07-2005, 09:55 PM   #1
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init set to "1" how to change?

Hello - Somehow my init file got switched to number 1 and it won't even get into a command prompt it just goes to this no more processes entering single user there anyway i can change it back to 5? thanks!

Old 02-07-2005, 10:30 PM   #2
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it would help if you'd fill in your user info so we could see what distro your using. If it's a simple one like MDK, FC just re-run the installer and pick upgrade, let it "skim" over the install changing back that and anything else you may have changed,It will not affect current progs, or setting you may have installed. If not boot with a live cd and edit the file with vi (vi /etc/inittab).
Old 02-07-2005, 10:31 PM   #3
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thanks alot!! i am using MDK and i'll try booting into live knoppix and changing it thanx!
Old 02-07-2005, 10:47 PM   #4
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Ok im in knoppix live and i can't get to my inittab file i go into my harddrive with it and then to etc and then there isn't an inittab file in there theres only a init.d file thats in italics...any suggestions?? thanks!
Old 02-08-2005, 05:01 AM   #5
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If you're in Knoppix, you'll need to follow these steps (as root):
1) Create a mountpoint
mkdir /mandrake
2) chroot so that's now the drive you're working on
chroot /mandrake
3) Perform the steps you wish just as though you never used Knoppix
pico /etc/inittab


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