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Re: Screwed my inittab/runlevel



On Tue, 2003-12-30 at 17:10, Jason Dixon wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-12-30 at 09:17, James Pifer wrote:
> > I have a Redhat 9 system that I have totally screwed up inittab and
> > runlevel to where it will not boot correctly now. I was trying to change
> > it from default initlevel 5 to 3. Not sure if I didn't give it enough
> > time or what, but now it's hosed.
> > 
> > When it boots I get:
> > INIT: /etc/inittab[8]: missing action field
> > (same line repeats with 19,22,30,33,39,42,43, and 51)
> > Cannot execute /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit
> 
> According to a diff of your inittab against mine, the only change you've
> made is this:
> 
> id:1:initdefault:
> 
> This forces init to boot single-user.  I've never tried this, so I'm not
> sure whether to be surprised or not by the error you're seeing.  Change
> that line to the following and everything should be ok.  If not, you've
> hosed something else.
> 
> id:3:initdefault:
> 
> -- 
> Jason Dixon, RHCE
> DixonGroup Consulting
> http://www.dixongroup.net
> 
Yeah, that was the last thing I tried. It was set to 3 before that. Any
idea what would cause the errors I posted since inittab looks ok?

Thanks,
James




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