[CentOS] big problem at boot

Sun Sep 4 15:13:59 UTC 2011
Lisandro Grullon <lgrullon at citytech.cuny.edu>

I hope you have good backups, print the partition table and reload the OS in the box...check the logs maybe someone hack your box and changed things around. Alternatevely, you can always try installing X window system from init 3, try doing a yum grouremove "X Window System" "Desktop" -y && yum groupinstall "X Window System" "Desktop" -y 

Let us know how it goes.

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From: Michel Donais
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Subject: Re: [CentOS] big problem at boot
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Subject: Re: [CentOS] big problem at boot

> On Sat, 2011-09-03 at 22:44 -0400, Michel Donais wrote:
>> Then instead of a normal boot with graphical interface the system
>> requested :
>> 'Enter run level'
>> 'INIT'
>> I typed 5
>> then I got 'INIT: no more process left in this run level
> Try 3.
> If that does not work try 1 and see if the machine will start.

I also tried 1 and 3

It's whorst than expected.
I booted the system with a Centos 5.6 boot disc in rescue mode and when it's 
time to search for linux partition on the system hard disk I get a message 
telling that there is no partition on that disk.

So what's next to recover

Michel Donais

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