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Old 05-07-2002, 09:44 PM   #1
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Redhat 7.1 INIT error after ximian install

i tried searching for solutions for this on google to no avail..

INIT: Id "1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes

i get that after my install from ximian desktop (evolution was all i wanted)

i've tried going to single user and emergency and both bring back the same errors.

i dont have a floppy drive,

so i know this about gnome, i know i cant use a boot floppy, and non of the apparent recovery modes seem to work..

can i use a redhat boot cd to get a command?
if so, what the hell have i got to do at the command?

im also aware that this is to do with some sort of missing symlink.
i just dont know how to correct it..

can anyone help or point me in a direction of somthing conclusive.


and yes, im a newbie who knows nothing.. but i have searched for a full awnser for hours..
Old 05-08-2002, 01:44 PM   #2
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ok so i now have a command prompt that i can work from

i have been looking around for gdm and or ximian in rc.sysinit altho so far i have found nothing.. anyone know where i can find gdm commands in INIT?

or know what i need to do to resolve this issue?

Old 05-08-2002, 08:01 PM   #3
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ok so im now able to get redhat to a command using the boot cd rom.. and i have found somthing that may be connected to the cause of this error.

note: redhat mounts the system under /mnt/sysimage on a rescue

ok i edit /etc/inittab

and find a few lines that are similar to the errors i get on boot..

first of all i find this


10:0:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 0
10:1:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 1
10:2:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 2
10:3:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 3
10:4:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 4
10:5:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 5
10:6:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 6

there is also this
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty1
2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty3
4:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty4
5:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty5
6:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty6

then i also see that somthing is refering to the xdm which i presume is ximian desktop.. the possible cause of my downfall..

x:5:respawn:/etc/x11/prefdm -nodaemon

i have tried # and deleting that out (the x one) but it reappears

is there a file that generates the inittab file? pico isnt saying im not authorised. and as far as i know im as root..

anyone got any ideas why this line should reappear?


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