[CentOS] Help with thread Centos 6.4 won't reboot on install

Tue Apr 2 15:44:52 UTC 2013
Robert Benjamin <benjie1 at cox.net>

On 04/01/2013 06:20 PM, Robert Benjamin wrote:
> On 4/1/2013 2:07 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> Robert Benjamin wrote:
>>> On 3/31/2013 12:06 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Mar 31, 2013 at 4:00 AM, Robert Benjamin <benjie1 at cox.net>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>         WELL, I don't know what to say. I just put the HD in the PC
>>>>> turned
>>>>> it on and was waiting for the blue screen so I could login as root and
>>>>> type 'init 3'. BUT, guess what happened. A tiny clock appeared at the
>>>>> top left followed by a log in screen and here I am. Happened very
>>>>> quickly. A few seconds. Now, do I dare log out and try to get back or
>>>>> just wait for a reply from you. Yesterday I never did init 3 either.
>>>>> Maybe it is the Easter Bunny. I don't know. I'm a bit apprehensive
>>>>> about
>>>>> shutting off and trying again. What's your opinion?
>>>> That's the way it is supposed to work, and since no one recognized the
>>>> previous symptoms my best guess is that it was some sort of hardware
>>>> issue.  Maybe swapping the drive left a bad connection to the disk or
>>>> network.
>>>> --
>>>>      Les Mikesell
>>>>         lesmikesell at gmail.com
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>>>        Looking for the book you recommended by Fraesch: Essential Systems
>>> Administration. Tried a local Barnes and Noble store and the author's
>>> name is different. They have it as Frisk, same title. Third Edition.
>>> Hope it's the same book. Can you double check please. I assume this is
>>> at a level I can deal with. Thanks.
>> They can't spell. On the cover is a non-ascii char, that when I was a kid
>> in school, was the way some books spell Caesar, with the "a" and the "e"
>> sharing a line.
>> <http://www.amazon.com/Essential-System-Administration-Third-Frisch/dp/0596003439>
>> As I may have said, everyone I know in computers has a number of books
>> from this publisher - he specializes in not only finding people who
>> really, really know their subject, but CAN ALSO COMMUNICATE WHAT THEY KNOW
>> (as opposed to, say, the BAL textbook I had in college, many years ago,
>> that if I could have gotten the rights to, I'd put all the pharmaceutical
>> co's market for sleeping pills out of business....)
>>           mark
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>       Thanks. I'll browse the bookstore for books from O'Reilly Publisher
> and see what appeals to me. Texts can be boring as I well know as an
> Assoc Prof, retired, and many are sooo borrrring it is a shame. Anyhow,
> will look and I'm sure I'll find somethig suitable.
> Bob
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     Have inconsistency in getting it to let me login. Yesterday no 
luck. At '$ runlevel'  got  5    3 so it must have been at runlevel 3. 
startx no help, back to blue screen. Today, just started it first time 
and it booted right to GUI login screen. All is OK that has been set up 
like email, FF, printer etc. Checked Pref/System/Network Connection and 
the box is greyed out. Pref/SysytemNetwork Proxy only 'Direct Internet 
connection' is ticked. Everything else is greyed out. Ran updates also. 
This happened a few days back and was fine as long as I stay logged in. 
Re-boot or shutdown was not good. Couldn't log in again. Then 
surprisingly today it is back.  WTF ? Other HDs are OK and work reliably.