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Old 06-02-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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Stupid move in rc.local

My brains left me when I did this:

I am running a Fedora 8 machine and I wanted to have the MYSQL daemon start up automatically upon boot up. I installed MYSQL from source so I decided to list the command in rc.local instead of wrting an init script for it.

The command I put in rc.local was the same command that I use to execute it at the command line:

/usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld_safe -user=mysql &

I think the ambersand in the command is what is causing the problem because now, after the grub loader boots the kernel, everything just hangs. I see a Fedora blue desktop screen with an arrow (the mouse Pointer)but that is Linux :{

Do I want to boot into runlevel 3? That doesn't seem write to me because regardless if X starts, my boot process is still going to hang....right?

Is there something easier then booting from an install disk?
Old 06-02-2008, 07:42 PM   #2
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You should be able to hit "i" during the boot process to enter interactive startup, then don't allow rc.local to start.
Old 06-02-2008, 07:54 PM   #3
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That did it.



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