[CentOS] Bypass Hung Applications At Boot So System Can Complete The Boot Process

aurfalien at gmail.com aurfalien at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 21:23:06 UTC 2009

During boot, you'll see (for a real brief moment), something to the  
effect "press I for interactive startup...".

A few seconds after pressing it, you will be prompted to load services  
with a y/n.

Once in Ubuntu, I entered rescue mode by entering grub startup options  
at the command prompt, namely single user mode but I can't recall  
exactly how I did this  I imagine it would apply to any Linux distro.

For me, sendmail and other network services (not NFS though) took  
forever to load because of fubar'd network stuff.

On Oct 25, 2009, at 1:01 PM, Mathew S. McCarrell wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM, Kemp, Larry <Larry.Kemp at usmetrotel.com 
> > wrote:
> I have a CentOS system that is hanging at boot. Sendmail takes  
> forever (and a few other apps hang as well...mainly network apps).  
> This has proven in the pas to be a NIC misconfiguration or a network  
> issue. I think that is what it is on this one too. Is there a way  
> when I see an app haning at boot to make the server stop trying to  
> load the hung app and bring the OS up into the GI so that I get to  
> fixing it? Thanks in advance.
> Larry Kemp
> Network Engineer
> U.S. Metropolitan Telecom, LLC
> _______________________________________________
> If your having network apps hang, I would take a look at your /etc/ 
> hosts file and make sure it is correct.  I've had an issue in the  
> past with sendmail hanging during boot and an incorrect /etc/hosts  
> file was the cause.
> Matt
> --
> Mathew S. McCarrell
> Clarkson University '10
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> mccarrms at clarkson.edu
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