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Old 08-23-2003, 04:07 PM   #1
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Did a linux update and now have probs

Hi I use linux redhat 7.2 and last night i did and update agent to get the latest stuff. After that I could not boot my server and received the errors "init:id "1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes" i get this error 7 times and it goes in a continuous loop cant resolve the problem. I just got my redhat 9 cd's this weekend. i tried to upgrade the software but still have the same error.

Any help would be appreciated.....
Old 08-23-2003, 04:58 PM   #2
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Well, RPM upgrades are risky, especially with older software.

I suggest you backup your data (boot into some sort of recovery disc), and do a fresh install of Redhat 9.

But do you remember what software was updated?

If your RH7 disc can do this, try booting into your partition from the disc. Im not sure if it can though.
Old 08-23-2003, 05:03 PM   #3
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I researched some of the replies and in looking at my inittab the entries:

1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty1
x:5:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6

are causing the problem....any help
Old 08-23-2003, 05:45 PM   #4
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Here is mine:

# /etc/inittab

# Runlevels:
# 0 Halt
# 1(S) Single-user
# 2 Not used
# 3 Multi-user
# 4 Not used
# 5 X11
# 6 Reboot


su:S:wait:/sbin/sulogin -p

c1:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 vc/1 linux
c2:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 vc/2 linux
c3:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 vc/3 linux
c4:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 vc/4 linux
c5:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 vc/5 linux
c6:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 vc/6 linux

ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now

x:5:respawn:/usr/X11R6/bin/xdm -nodaemon

maybe that helps you.


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