Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 04-29-2003, 04:12 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
redhat 7.3 boot up freezes after setting hostname

Have a redhat 7.3 distro installed for about 6 months now without any problems till today..
Suddenly httpd stopped working and linux started acting wierd so decided to reboot and after reboot linux just freezes at setting hostname.

so downloaded tomsrtbt (linux on floppy) but unfortunately he dosen't have the fsck for ext3 utility on there.. So how can use fsck on the ext3 and rectify the problem..

Or are there any other solutions..

Thank You
Old 04-29-2003, 04:59 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Mineral, Virginia
Distribution: Debian 8
Posts: 7,893

Rep: Reputation: 339Reputation: 339Reputation: 339Reputation: 339

tomsrtbt is cramped for space and has very little in the way of programs on it. When I used to use tomsrtbt as a rescue disk I would boot tomsrtbt, remove the floppy, and then mount one of several floppies on which I kept various programs that come in handy in rescue situations. So you need a copy of fsck on a floppy.

Once you get to the point that you can mount your hard disk then you can use tomsrtbt to run programs from the hard disk, assuming they are in a runnable state.

To get around the limitations of tomsrtbt I created my own rescue CD. About the time I got my rescue CD working Knoppix was announced. Knoppix is not the perfect rescue CD but it works a lot better than tomsrtbt.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fresh Install Freezes on Setting Hostname nonothing Linux - Networking 3 12-11-2004 02:26 PM
FC2 freezes on boot "setting hostname" munkymonkjr Fedora 2 10-03-2004 10:07 PM
fedora core 2 (FC2) freezes while running. Cannot boot into KDE it freezes mraswan Fedora 0 05-25-2004 07:46 PM
RedHat 9 freezes on boot (Compaq Presario 905) jhogge Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 07-19-2003 08:11 AM
linux freezes after setting up hostname aviraje2000 Linux - Software 1 05-10-2003 08:00 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:04 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration