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Old 12-29-2008, 01:14 PM   #1
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RHEL4 update 5 will not boot beyond singlr user mode


Just rebooted my Redhat 64bit blade & its stuck in the console at single user mode. Attempts to do init 5 fail, where do I look to identify the problem & fix. No changes were made prior to the reboot using init 6!
Look forward to your help. Alan
Old 12-29-2008, 11:13 PM   #2
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Did you ever booted into init 5 in your systempreviously ? Check Your /etc/inittab by logging as single user mode as root.

In case , if initdefault is set to 5 already, and failing to load the GUI, you can switch that to
and then you can configure GUI using

After saving that xfree86.config , you can get into 5 by typing "init 5" in the prompt.

The OTHER CASE is you can check your grub.conf in /boot/grub/grub.conf
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-67.ELsmp ro root=LABEL=/1 rhgb quiet
If it has S or 1 , at the end of the above parameter, then it will boot into init 1.



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