[CentOS] INIT 5 and system is gone
rgm at htt-consult.com
Mon Jun 30 14:33:32 UTC 2008
I had been running a system on Centos 5.1 at INIT 3. I did the upgrade
to Centos 5.2 with the aid of the powernowk8 patch.
Previously I would VNC into the unit when I needed to do admin stuff
with a GUI. Well I noticed that I was NOT getting GNOME via VNC since
the upgrade (worked before just fine with 5.1). So I tried an INIT 5
from the command line (always worked before), but the system seemed to
hang. Video was off.
I rebooted, went to INITTAB and changed init to 5 and rebooted.
Probably a tragic mistake.
Now on boot, right after UDEV gets an OK, the screen goes blank and the
drive stops turning.
I tried booting with the 5.1 kernel, and same behaviour with the system
blanking out and all load activity stopping after UDEV loads.
So I am quite stuck at this point.
Is there an option that I can edit into the kernel command at boot time
to init in 3? And then what do I try?
If I have to reload Centos, I have to pull the drive, put it into
another system, install there, etc. Not my idea of a fun day....
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