[CentOS] Can't login after installing Centos 5.5

Peter Crighton centos at crighton.me.uk
Sun Oct 3 08:19:17 EDT 2010


On Sat, 02 Oct 2010 14:14:25 -0400, you wrote:

>On Sat, 2010-10-02 at 17:55 +0100, Peter Crighton wrote:
>> At no point can I get to a text login screen (Ctrl-Alt-F1) so I can't
>> even debug it!
>> 
>> Can anyone suggest what is wrong or how to overcome it?
>
>Boot in verbose mode to runlevel 3 by hitting a character at the start
>of the boot to get a GRUB menu (<space> in convenient).  When the menu
>appears type "a" to append (no quotes - actually edit) the kernel line.
>Backspace through "rhgb quite" and add "3" then <Enter>.  Should boot to
>a text console where you can debug.  If that fails, then try single user
>mode - just substitute "1" for "3".

Thanks for that.

It's the config for the video card - it was set to 24 bit depth.
Changing to 8 allows it to boot (it's a Matrox Millenium card). I'm
not overly bothered by the low colour depth (it's going to be a NAS
server for file backup) but is this a common fault with the Matrox
Millenium card?


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