On 25 Aug 2003 06:17:16 -0700, [email]schulzjf[/email] (John Schulz) wrote:
Symptomatic of an improperly configured /etc/inittab, and what I would expect to>Hello,
> I installed Slackware 8.0 (I know 9.0 is out, but I had 8.0 lying
>around and wanted Slack immediately) and all booted fine except it
>couldn't find my network card.
> Realizing I hadn't put my static IP settings in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1,
>I modified the file. That, to my recollection, is all I did.
>However, the machine now boots up, goes through rc.S (modprobe, random
>number generator) then I get (roughly):
>Entering runlevel: 8
>usb device (vendor 0x854ac / 0xbf432) not used by any active driver
>INIT: no more processes left in this runlevel
see in vanilla Slackware when you use runlevel 8.
What ever is listed in /etc/inittab to run for the runlevel you've selected.> Then it just sits there. I'd hoped it would time out, but 20+
>minutes later it was still chillin'.
> I put "echo" statements in rc.S so I am sure the error occurs after
>it leaves this file. This really just highlights my ignorance of the
>boot process. What file is run after rc.S?
The /etc/inittab file consists of lines of text, with each line indicating an
independant action to be taken when changing runlevels. Each line consists of
four components, seperated by colons. Take a look at the inittab(5)
doentation ("man 5 inittab") for details.
In your case, none of the lines contain runlevel 8 actions, and once the "S"
actions are completed, your init process waits for something to do.
FWIW, Slackware doesn't use runlevel 8 for anything, and the vanilla Slackware> I couldn't find any doentation, references in /etc/rc.d/*
>scripts, or others complaining about the error, so I'm certainly at
>fault. I just want to know where to look to see what's awry.
> I even tried to make runlevel 8 a multi-user mode (would fire off
>rc.M), but that gave the same results.
/etc/inittab isn't set up for runlevel 8. If you're booting into runlevel 8,
then something is very wrong, either with your boot loader config or in your
Please post /both/ your bootloader's setup file (probably /etc/lilo.conf) and
your /etc/inittab file, and we'll look at it.
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>Thanks in advance,
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