Latest LQ Deal: Latest LQ Deals
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 03-17-2005, 07:31 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Sendmail Bootup problem on RHE3


I've just been given a RHE3 box to look after and I can't get it to boot, Basically it hangs at Sendmail. I'm used to Solaris where I could stop-A it and boot in single user mode and zap the sendmail startup script but I have no idea how to do this on RHE3

Also I get the choice of Redhat or Redhat-up on the boot screen, what's that about?

Old 03-18-2005, 05:23 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Shelbyville, TN, USA
Distribution: Fedora Core, CentOS
Posts: 1,019

Rep: Reputation: 45
One thing you can do is when grub is counting down you hit the 'a' key. This will let you edit the kernel arguements. Add the word 'single' and hit enter. This will start it up w/ no services. You can disable sendmail from starting up if you go to /etc/rc5.d (assuming you normally use run level 5). Rename the file that say sendmail somewhere in it to start w/ a 'K'

There is an interactive mode at boot up that asks y/n to everything it does. You have to hit 'i' at the right spot, but it is so hard to hit at the right time I wouldn't bother.

Sometimes the problem w/ sendmail hanging at startup has to do w/ the /etc/hosts file. That is a starting point for your research on that.


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
Novell Client problem w/ RHE3 LightShear Linux - Networking 0 09-14-2005 04:57 PM
ALSA installation on RHE3 WS gsgerard Red Hat 1 07-21-2005 04:10 PM
RHE3: Socks Proxy Zai Red Hat 2 06-26-2005 08:55 PM
Problem with sendmail upon bootup MarvinMan Linux - Newbie 1 11-22-2004 01:37 PM
rh9 bootup - sendmail startup nigham Linux - Software 3 12-07-2003 12:47 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:21 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