[CentOS] CentOS 6 - Lost Console Login

Tue Aug 5 02:30:19 UTC 2014
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 8/4/2014 5:47 PM, Kirk Bocek wrote:
> Just had a problem with CentOS 6.5 x86_64 after the last kernel upgrade.
> It looks like the boot sector got hosed somehow and the system was
> unbootable. I was able to fix it with a boot to an install image USB and
> running grub-install. System is now bootable.
> However, I've lost the system console. No login prompt is provided at
> the console.
> The system boots and is remotely accessible. Services seem just fine. I
> don't see any error messages after booting, either dmesg or
> /var/log/messages.
> Can anyone tell me what packages provide console login so I can try a
> reinstall.

is it booting up in init level 3, or 5  (text console vs X-windows ?)

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