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I tried logging into the server by typing 'root' at the login prompt and it displays... INIT: cannot execute "/sbin/mingetty" INIT: ID "1" respawning too fast: disable for 5 minutes ...
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    Redhat can't boot up


    I tried logging into the server by typing 'root' at the login prompt and it displays...
    INIT: cannot execute "/sbin/mingetty"
    INIT: ID "1" respawning too fast: disable for 5 minutes

    I rebooted the server and it hangs after the following displays...
    creating root device
    mounting root filesystem
    kjournald starting commit interval 5 second
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode
    freeing unused kernel memory: 224k freed

    If I manage to boot into the server using bootdisk or something, what should I be looking for repair?

    Thanks.

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    Assuming nothing weird, this looks to me like a problem in grub.conf or in /etc/fstab. What was the before and after for when this started? What OS's are installed? If this followed a new install, were there problems or error messages during installation?
    /IMHO
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    It's installed with Redhat ES 3. Running Qmail for sometime and one day the mails didn't work. So I rebooted this and this problem cropped up. Nothing was done to the server.

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    If it hangs during booting, then it's a boot/configuration problem. I found a good article today off of Librenix.com about the boot process that you may find helpful: http://www.pycs.net/lateral/stories/23.html
    Post your progress: I'd like to know what you find.
    /IMHO
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    I also found the error like this. Does it have to do with RAID or something??

    Loading aacraid.o module
    Red Hat/Adaptec aacraid driver (1.1-4 Dec 15 2003 21:20:04)
    /lib/aacraid.o: init_Module:
    Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters,
    including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
    You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
    ERROR:/bin/insmod exited abnormally!
    loading jbd.o module
    Journalled Block Device driver loaded
    Loading ext3.o module
    mounting /proc filesystem
    creating block device
    creating root device
    mounting root filesystem
    kjournald starting. commit interval 5 seconds
    EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered datamode
    Freeing unused kernel memory: 224k freed

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