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Old 03-21-2006, 12:51 AM   #1
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telinit 3 causes system hang in RHEL4

Dear All

I encountered a problem
I am using RHEL4 .

I want to enter text only mode

After issuing command "telinit 3"
My system will hang
at step of

Starting anacron [ok]

Anyone experienced same problem?
How to enter text mode for RHEL4?

Thanks and Rgds
Old 03-21-2006, 02:15 AM   #2
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Hmm, that's a bit odd. Hasn't happened to me. You could just set your default runlevel to be 3 instead of 5. Edit /etc/inittab and change id:5 to id:3. Reboot the machine and see if you can enter runlevel 3 with no problems.

Old 03-21-2006, 10:30 AM   #3
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Are you sure?????? What happens if you simply press the 'Enter' key?
Old 03-21-2006, 09:04 PM   #4
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it works after i set default runlevel to 3,then reboot

Thanks and Rgds

<For Lenard 's question>
Yeah, I am sure.
After system hang, If I press 'Enter' ,nothing will happen.
</For Lenard 's question>


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