[CentOS] Re: enter run level

Jerry Geis geisj at pagestation.com
Fri Jun 6 14:38:13 UTC 2008

Jerry Geis wrote:
> I have a centos 4 x86_64 machine that has been working fine.
> It has software RAID-1.
> Now when it boots I get the GRUB screen, I get the very first
> screen about loading Init then I get a prompt about:
> Enter Run Level:
> When I enter 3 nothing happens... This is obviously not a normal boot
> situation.
> First question: Why this prompt?
> Second question: since it is software raid do I run e2fsck /dev/sda1 
> then e2fsck /dev/sdb1?
> I am booted presently into linux rescue mode. Seems like /dev/md0 is 
> not know in linux rescue...
> I presume the file system is messed up so I was wanting to run e2fsck. 
> It is an ext3 system.
> Thanks,
> Jerry
He looks like the /etc/inittab file got HOSED. It had nothing in it. I 
re-created it from another machine and it is OK.


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