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Old 09-25-2009, 10:27 PM   #1
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Not Starting CentOS 5.3


I have CentOS 5.3. It was working very nice. Yesterday I installed weblogic 8.1 and postgreSQL. Now I get this message when I start CentOS.

INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast, disabled for 5 minutes.

If I wait for 5 minutes, the message repeats.
Old 09-25-2009, 11:21 PM   #2
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Can you boot to rescue mode? If can, have you tried to uninstall above packages?

tail -f /var/log/messages for more details.
Old 09-26-2009, 12:35 AM   #3
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start rescue mode

boot from CentOS DVD and type the following command at the installation boot prompt:
# linux rescue
You are prompted to answer a few basic questions, including which language to use. It also prompts you to select where a valid rescue image is located.
now u will get a shell after some questions, now at shell type

# chroot /mnt/sysimage
This is useful to chroot if you need to run commands such as rpm that require your root partition to be mounted as /. To exit the chroot environment, type exit to return to the prompt.

Now you can troubleshoot the system, check /var/log/messages about what went wrong and than you can stop the problematic services at boot-time.
hope this will help
Old 09-26-2009, 04:14 PM   #4
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Thank you all for the help, but I did fresh install. I tried with linux rescue, but could not fix it because I am very new to linux.


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