[plug] Getting past init...

John Summerfield summer at os2.ami.com.au
Fri Jul 31 04:35:56 WST 1998

On Fri, 31 Jul 1998, Matt Hutchinson wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm using RedHat 5.1 and I just altered my inittab file, however the line I
> added was respawning tooo fast and when my machine boots up, it gets to the
> init stage - then says "RESPAWNING TOO FAST - WILL SHUT FOR 5 MINUTES" 
> Hmmm...Then it just sits there and every 5 mins it says the same
> thing...and doesn't let me log in...

The time I did that I could login...
Did you try at the lilo prompt
<kernel> 1
<kernel> single
(both should work)
<kernel> init=bash
I've not tried the last - it's from what I think I rememeberwhat I think
someone else did once....

Failing all else, buut from floppy and say

> EEK!
> Thanks,
> Matt Hutchinson | matt at odyssey.apana.org.au | PGP-key ID: 0xE999E466
> "I don't think Microsoft is evil in itself; I just think they make really
> crappy operating systems." 
> - Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux

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