Was it Pearse Stokes who wrote on Monday 18 February 2002 21:01:
> AAAARRRRGH! Four hours of installing later....
>> Everything was going really well - we were running from PC to PC installing
> as fast as we could - Dell Optiplex G1s and GX1s were perfect, then GX110's
> gave us nightmares. None would restart after installation. They all give
> the same msg regardless of RedHat or Mandrake installation:
>> localhost login:
> press <return> to continue
> init: switching to runlevel 3
> init: sending processes the term signal.
This advice is limited to Mandrake - I see you had Mandrake 8.0 (Kernel
2-4-3-20mdk). Be aware that some chipsets (VIA Northbridge & Southbridge)have
dma disabled in that kernel.
The lines you show say it's shutting down X - did that to myself recently
somehow - it's not that bad - you're in text mode. Oh yeah, I remember now; I
changed the default runlevel in /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit (or wherever) from 5 to
3 and different things happened. Or if you have a network, telnet in. Be
aware that all the xinetd services are disabled by default in /etc/xinetd.d;
/etc/xinetd.conf just refers there
You could try booting from the cd again and type
text rescue or
That might get you in with a chance top hop around and be clever. Another
thing to do if you're past the install is type <i> while booting
at the login prompt. Join the mandrake 'expert' list. You'd crack up on the
newbie list: repeats of Netscape font queries, people needing their backsides
wiped clean, and praising Bill Gates :-(.
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