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Old 09-22-2003, 08:42 PM   #1
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Angry won't boot after Firstboot

I installed RH9 and after a re-boot, I can't get past Firstboot and my pc just shuts down. I re-installed twice already...
Old 09-22-2003, 09:16 PM   #2
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Are there any error messages on the screen - what are the last ones - did you make a boot disk during the install -are you able to boot from it?
Old 09-22-2003, 09:20 PM   #3
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I did boot with the boot disk and I get the same response, no errors at all it just goes down the firstboot and then nothing else happens, my pc just shuts down...
Old 09-22-2003, 10:29 PM   #4
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What does "just goes down the firstboot" mean? Are you talking about the kernel messages?

At the lilo boot prompt type linux single and see if it boots.
Old 09-23-2003, 09:02 AM   #5
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bin bash,

just before Linux boots up it runs through it's check off, at the very bottom it check on firstboot and it doesn't say OK at the right of the just sits on Firstboot and then shuts my PC down.

I will try that command, that you provided later. Thanks.
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I am a newbie to Linux, but I guess I at least know what your issue is.

It is not the "first boot" but the "firstboot" service that is executed during startup. I had this problem, too. I pressed "I" during boot to enter interactive startup. I said "y" to the startup question for all services, EXCEPT for firstboot. That allowed me to boot into the GUI.

Then I opened a terminal and started "firstboot" manually by typing it. After completing firstboot manually, it is also removed from the system startup services.

I experienced this with Red Hat 9 on a Compaq Armada E500 notebook.



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