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Re: [rhn-users] Can't boot with init respawning error message



On Sun, 18 May 2003, Simon Morris wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I *was* running Red Hat 9.0 quite happily until last night!
> 
> I ran ...
> 
> # apt-get dist-upgrade

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> ... against the FreshRPM servers and downloaded about 60MBs of updates,
> did a reboot to make sure all was OK, and now it won't boot.
> 
> It gets past the GRUB stage, get through a few pages of text and then it
> reads
> 
> INIT: version 2.84 booting
> INIT: Entering runlevel: 5
> INIT: Id "1" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
> INIT: Id "2" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
> INIT: Id "3" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
> INIT: Id "4" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
> INIT: Id "5" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
> INIT: Id "6" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
> INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
> INIT: no more processes left in this runlevel
> 
> It will then sit there for 5 minutes and repeat the same messages in a
> different order.
> 
> I've tried using runlevel 3 but get the same result.
> 
> Also I booted from a Knoppix bootdisk and looked at /etc/inittab. It looks
> normal when comparing it against another working RH 9 machine.
> 
> There is nothing when looking through all the logs about respawning.
> 
> Will I be reinstalling tomorrow night??
> 
> Thanks
> 
> 

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