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Old 12-26-2009, 01:07 AM   #1
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rhel5.2 boot up problem occured

dear gurus

many happy holidays feel lucky if someone on thread still view and answer

i have on my laptop rhel 5.2 it was working fine, there was acronis. i delete all directory since no uninstall script options menus found.i reboot the command using "init 6" after reboot pc i found it start asking me


i am confused and lack of understanding can someone advise me what should i do. what all possible option should i try to bring my GUI screen back to login and work.

how to trouble shoot basic question is that and resolve issue.

waitng your guideline

Old 12-26-2009, 01:30 AM   #2
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hmm u gt stuck in runlevel..
dnt panic its simple n common problem..
change entry in /etc/inittab
open inittab n look out for line


the problem is accidentally ":" got deleted from the end of the line
put ":" (without quotes) at the ending n its done also check out for "5" is inserted there n reboot ur machine now ur X11 display will run fine..
Old 12-26-2009, 02:20 AM   #3
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hello sir thanks

suggest and advise on boot level , where to go and what to change it

on boot as "linux rescue" mode or else

advise further

rgds salim
Old 12-26-2009, 02:24 AM   #4
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if u try to go through boot loader menu then it might b complicated for u to understand.. we will go through that way if the way m showing fails..
when it asks for run level enter "5" (without quotes), then in terminal type

vim /etc/inittab

n it opens ur inittab for editing

now change the entries as i mentioned in prior reply..
if it fails post ur feedback n we will go through boot menu
Old 12-26-2009, 03:08 AM   #5
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You don't need to edit anything. Just don't use init 6. Use init 3 or 5.


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