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Old 11-08-2004, 06:58 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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Question slackware 10 first boot after installation

Hi linux gurus! i have a problem. After i have installed slackware linux 10 into the P4-machine in our office, the very first time it booted, it prompted me "Enter Run Level:" if i enter a numeric (0-9), it says "No process at this run level" then it hangs. If i entered "s", it goes to the bourne shell without prompting me to log in as root.

What can I do to remove this "enter run level" message prompt and make it prompt for the user (root) to login? please help!!! Thanks
Old 11-08-2004, 07:17 AM   #2
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I guess you missed some very important packages, most likely from the "a" folder
what installation mode did you use?
Old 11-08-2004, 07:52 AM   #3
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Hiper is right.

Most likely you didn't install all of the required packages from the Software Series.

A similar situation had happened to me before as well and I wasn't able to recover by running pkgtool. However, you might be more lucky...

Your best bet is to reinstall from scratch.

Take a look at and in the 'book' section it describes what's what in each folder. This is actually refered to as 'Software Series'


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