Linux won't boot past "INIT version 2.62 boot" message at bootup

Linux won't boot past "INIT version 2.62 boot" message at bootup

Post by Marlo » Thu, 14 Nov 1996 04:00:00

I have been using Linux for a while without booting stright into X-Windows.
I was informed a while back that I could edit or modify a line in my
"inittab" file. The default init was at 3, and I commented out that line
and made an almost identical line, except, I changed it to 4.Ever since I
did this, I am unable to boot into Linux.

My system stops booting after this line:

INIT version 2.62 booting

I have tried everything I could think of.
I tried my LILO BOOT Disk
               Linux Boot Disk with Root Disk
               Simple Boot Disk

I then realized that I needed to change back that line in inittab. I
figured that was where the problem stems from. So I then used RAWRITE.EXE
and made a rescue root disk.

I logged in succefully with this and mounted linux under /mnt, switched to
the /mnt/etc directory and put back the file the way it was with 3 as the
default, saved it, and rebooted.

The same thing happed. Part of the message I got during bootup befor ethe
systems halts on me is:

VFS: Mounted root (ext2 Filesystem) readonly
INIT: version 2.62 booting

Then nothing happens. My systems just stops.....

Can you please help me out, as I do not want to have to re-install Linux
all over again. I have it pretty much configured how I want it.

Anyw help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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Linux won't boot past "INIT version 2.62 boot" message at bootup

Post by Leo Wouter » Thu, 14 Nov 1996 04:00:00


We had the same kind of problem over here. Turned out that /etc/
got messed up. Booting from a rescue disk (from the SAR package, I can
everyone to make one (or a set) of these) and running a chrooted ldconfig
the problem


Leo Wouters, Eindhoven University of Technology
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Division of Fundamentals
W-hoog -1.140 PO Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands


1. INIT: version 2.62 booting

Dear all.

I have just installed Slackware 3.4 on a 386sx with 4Mb RAM and 40Mb HDD by
putting the HDD in my Main PC to install and then putting back in the 386.
When I boot it works fine till it gets too

VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
INIT: version 2.62 booting

Then it hangs.

Is there an easy way to sort this out?  I am nvery new to Linux,  is this a
Kernel problem?  If so could someone tell me where I could get a minium
kernel type thing which just supports the basics a TCP/IP networking with a
ne2000 comp card.  Any idea's



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