[CentOS] Can't boot to init 3
John R Pierce
pierce at hogranch.com
Sun Mar 18 15:43:21 UTC 2007
Mark Hull-Richter wrote:
> In order to get more screen than 800x600, since the video card I'm
> using isn't on the list, and neither is my monitor, I've downloaded
> the NVIDIA "latest and greatest drivers" from nvidia.com
> <http://nvidia.com>, except it won't install. It refuses to run in X
> mode (unless I force it to, which it says is not recommended), but
> wants to run in init level 3.
> Problem is, I can't get to init level 3. If I run 'init 3' from a
> root command line, it starts to go down, waits until I type something
> (anything), then begins heading for init 3 and stops dead right after
> starting anacron. The only way to revive it is to reboot.
> If I run 'init 1' from a command line, it goes down to init level 1
> just fine, so I fugred 'Great, now init 2' but it stops right after
> starting the HAL daemon. It echoes keyboard input but does nothing
> further at all. I have to reboot.
> It's almost as if it's going to a console that isn't my (only)
> I tried to see how to tell grub to come up at init 3, but I can't find
> that one either.
> Please reply both on list AND directly to me, at least if you reply
> today, because this subscription is currently set for digest (because
> I get all the inidividual emails at work) - when I get the video set
> up properly, I'll fix that....
boot to single (`linux single` at grub), then edit /etc/inittab, and
change the initdefault line to read
(it probably has 5 in there now), then reboot.
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