I can't login! :(
gaf at blu.org
Mon Feb 14 20:43:02 EST 2000
First, I assume you are using Red Hat because SuSE does not use Linuxconf.
I would first boot linux into single user mode:
At the lilo prompt:
LILO: linux S
This mouts your root drive read only:
Then, do an fsck manually:
I prefer: fsck -fsy /dev/hda1 ...
assuming your root drive is hda1. The options are:f - force, s - serialize,
y - answer y (kind of dangerous).
Then remount your root drive read/write.
mount -o rw,remount /
Check your kernel messages and see if the kernel recognized your ethernet
At this point, I might want to just reboot, and boot into run level 2
(command line, no network).
(You could do telinit 2, but for diagnostic purposes, I would just reboot.
LILO: linux 2
If this comes up ok, then I might want to bring up the network. Check the
order of the network scripts in /etc/rc.d/rc3.d.
Assuming your script for dhclient is:
should try to start the network.
Do one at a time. After you get dhclient up. run ifconfig to make sure your
interfaces are up.
You could have something else wrong.
Then I would go through the multi-user steps by hand. In Red Hat, the
/etc/rc.d/rc3.d has the scripts to start up in multi-user mode with no
gui, but with network up.
Josh Forman wrote:
> Suddenly I'm having major problems.
> During the startup process, the last thing I see is "Remounting root
> filesystem in read/write mode [PASSED]" and it just kinda hangs
> there. If something is getting frozen, it's whatever comes next. If I hit
Jerry Feldman <gaf at blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix user group
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