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Old 05-13-2008, 04:28 AM   #1
rehan999
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Unhappy machnie not booting


Good Morning

I have a problem

system is not booting the error message is mentioned below


INIT VERSION 2.85 BOOTING

INIT : NO INITTAS FILE FOUND

ENTER RUN LEVEL :


AFTER THIS MESSAGE NOTHING , SYSTEM IS NOT PROCESSING


Operating System : RED HAT NESH 4.2.1.10

File System : EXT2FS

Kernel :2.6.9-SS


PLease help me out......

Witing for your reply.....
 
Old 05-13-2008, 05:52 AM   #2
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Arrow machine not booting

Hi

Could you try this below :

While booting, press either down arrow / any key to display the grub options which looks like

====================================================================

root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot.vmlinuz-2.6.9-22.EL ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.9-2Z.EL.img

=====================================================================

Do add value '1' to second line like :

=> kernel /boot.vmlinuz-2.6.9-22.EL ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet 1 by pressing alphabet 'e' by getting into second line. Then, press enter and press 'b' for booting. It will take you to bash shell -> sh-3.00#

type init 5 and enter which takes you to graphical mode into login window.

=> sh-3.00# init 5

It will take few seconds to start xwindow.

or


INIT VERSION 2.85 BOOTING

INIT : NO INITTAS FILE FOUND

ENTER RUN LEVEL : 5

It should take you to login window.

If that does not work, try entering '3' which is purely a command line mode. From where you could enter init 5 to enter into graphical mode to view login window.



Hope this works. Get back if problem still exists.

- Vathsan.
 
Old 05-14-2008, 03:20 AM   #3
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Arrow machnie not booting

Also, try changing the file /etc/inittab. If the file is modified or does not have the right contents, the OS will prompt for runlevel as like the error message you stated.

steps :
1. Login into system using runlevel 1
2. verify /etc/inittab file by opening it in vm editor (or others like nano). ie. vi /etc/inittab
3. Save the changes and reboot the system.

Hope it works!

- vathsan
 
  


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