I recently installed Redhat 8.0 and the install went fine but when i try to boot it goes thru the startup lines and then it just sits at
"welcome to redhat linux press i to enter interactive startup"
"Mounting proc filesystem [ok]"
"unmounting initrd: [ok]"
"configuring kernel parameters [ok]"
and then it just sits there. what can i do for this?
We had a problem very similar to this one about a month ago. At that time it seemed to be a hardware problem. It was solved by unchecking the "Plug 'n' Play OS" option in the BIOS. Could you try that?
I tried it and it still does the same thing???
While installing RedHat, did you use any strange options while configuring your clock settings?
Also, what boot loader did you install? (GRUB or LILO)
nope no strange settings and i used grub.
OK, then, you seem to leave me with no other choice than this (I just hope that RedHat's initrd won't interfere):
1. Boot up your computer, select the line in GRUB that should boot Linux, but don't boot it.
2. Instead, press the 'e' key to enter edit mode. Go to the line that begins with "kernel", edit it, and add " init=/bin/sh" (don't ignore the space before init) to the end of that line. The keys necessary to do that are explained by GRUB.
3. Go ahead and boot.
4. When the system is ready for input, enter these commands (end each command with ENTER). If any command returns an error, abort and report back here.
Then try again to boot normally, and see if it helps.
mount -n -o remount,rw /
cp /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit /tmp/rc.bkup
sed 's/^\(.*hwclock\)/#\1/' </tmp/rc.bkup >/etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit
mount -n -o remount,ro /
the init=/bin/sh does not even seem to be saved after i enter it. it most certainly does not do anything during the boot after i restart it. or maybe i am not saving the changes properly
No, it's not supposed to be saved. You should go on and boot from the edit screen, not reboot your system.
ok that time it worked but i got this error before i could even enter any of that code.
mount: error 2 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root (/sysroot,/sysroot/initrd failed: 2
umount/ initrd /proc failed: 2
kernel panic! No init found. try passing init=option to kernel
after that it wouldnt let me do anything
Yeah, I almost guessed that that stupid initrd that RedHat has would do that. What partition did you put the root partition on?