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Re: Server will not boot stuck after sarting HAL deamon (OK) .. no other error messages. Thanks!



On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 13:28 -0500, john bergeski alpsautomotive com
wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 08:34 -0500, john bergeski alpsautomotive com
> wrote:
> > Sorry about the message in the subject line, won't happen again.
> 
> That's OK.  It just makes following the thread a bit uglier.  One other
> thing...we kinda prefer bottom-posting here (making your comments AFTER
> what you're commenting on), as I'm doing here.
> 
> > When I am at the grub menu I have the following line.
> >
> > Kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-5.ELsmp ro root=/dev/Volgroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
> 3
> >
> > I deleted the rhgb quiet 3 so it looks like the following:
> >
> > Kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-5.ELsmp ro root=/dev/Volgroup00/LogVol00
> >
> >
> > I hit "b" to boot the system but I get the following error:
> >
> > Booting command-list
> >
> > Error 27: Unrecognised command
> 
> That seems odd.  It may be that grub doesn't understand the capital "K"
> you have on the line (I can't recall if grub is case sensitive or not).
> Make sure the line reads:
> 
>              kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-5.ELsmp ro root=/dev/Volgroup00/LogVol00
> 3
> 
> (lower case "k" in "kernel").  The " 3" means to boot to text mode, not
> GUI mode.  BTW, it's pretty obvious here that you do use ext3 AND LVM.
> 
> BACKGROUND:
> When you get to the boot display, grub displays the labels for the
> various kernels it knows about.  To change the boot characteristics for
> one of the kernels FOR THIS BOOT ONLY, you use the arrow keys to select
> one of those labels and hit "E".  The display should change to show all
> lines pertaining to that kernel.  In most cases, there should be three
> lines.  Example:
> 
>     root (hd0,0)
>     kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.14-1.1656_FC4 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
>     initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.14-1.1656_FC4.img
> 
> You only want to edit the "kernel" line and leave the other two alone.
> So, you use the arrow keys to get to the "kernel" line, then hit "E"
> again.  Do whatever editing you want, then press "ENTER" to terminate
> the edit session.  Then press "B" and it should boot.  Note that these
> edits are temporary...they will affect this boot session only.  If you
> wish them to be permanent, you must edit the /boot/grub/grub.conf file
> after the system comes up.
> 
> In case you're curious, the "rhgb" means to use the "Red Hat Graphical
> Boot" (that pretty windowed startup screen) and "quiet" means to not
> complain about innocuous failures when trying to start X (not getting to
> DNS, etc.).
> 
> > On Mon, 2006-01-09 at 14:03 -0500, john bergeski alpsautomotive com
> > wrote:
> >
> > Please don't put your whole message in the subject line, John.
> >
> > Are you launching anything from, say, /etc/rc.d/rc.local that doesn't
> > let go of the console?  If so, then that's what's happening.
> >
> > You might also try to boot the system in run level 3 (don't let it go
> > to the GUI) and see if it's an X problem.  To do that, at the grub
> > menu, hit "E" to edit the boot entry, scroll down to the "kernel" line,
> > hit "E" again, go to the end of the line and add " 3" to it (note: you
> > must include the space before the "3").  It should look sorta like:
> >
> >     kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.13-1.1532_FC4 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet 3
> >
> > Then hit the ENTER key and then "B" to boot it.
> >
> > The system should come up to the text login.  If it does, then you
> > have an X configuration issue and you should, as the root user, rerun
> > "system-config-display" and make sure X is configured correctly.
> 
> Thanks for the information. I got the system to boot into command line per
> your instructions. I ran the system-config-display command and the system
> boots normally!!

Ta DAH!  Congratulations!  Glad I could help.

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