I'm getting the following error now when attempting to boot into Arch 0.6 from a Mandrake 10 install using lilo:
INIT: Id "x" respawing too fast : disabled for 5 minutes
When I recently linstalled the updated my kernel in Arch, I ran 'lilo -v' which caused the Arch lilo to be the default bootloader. I upgraded my Mandrake install (which shares the same disk) and reconfigured *it's* lilo so that I could boot back into Windows and added an entry for Arch. Since then, when I choose Arch from the lilo boot menu, I get the above error.
Below is my /etc/inittab file (which I've not recently changed and appears correct):
# # /etc/inittab # # Runlevels: # 0 Halt # 1(S) Single-user # 2 Not used # 3 Multi-user # 4 Not used # 5 X11 # 6 Reboot id:5:initdefault: rc::sysinit:/etc/rc.sysinit rs:S1:wait:/etc/rc.single rm:2345:wait:/etc/rc.multi rh:06:wait:/etc/rc.shutdown su:S:wait:/sbin/sulogin -p c1:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 vc/1 linux c2:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 vc/2 linux c3:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 vc/3 linux c4:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 vc/4 linux c5:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 vc/5 linux c6:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty 38400 vc/6 linux ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now x:5:respawn:/opt/kde/bin/kdm -nodaemon # End of file
I have an uncommented 'exec startkde' in my .xinitrc file.
This is my lilo.conf from Mandrake:
boot=/dev/hda map=/boot/map default="Arch0.6" keytable=/boot/am_old.klt prompt nowarn timeout=100 message=/boot/message menu-scheme=wb:bw:wb:bw image=/arch/boot/vmlinuz26 label="Arch0.6" root=/dev/hda9 read-only image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.3-4mdk label="Mandrake263-4" root=/dev/hda5 initrd=/boot/initrd-2.6.3-4mdk.img append="devfs=mount acpi=ht splash=silent" read-only image=/boot/vmlinuz label="linux-nonfb" root=/dev/hda5 initrd=/boot/initrd.img append="devfs=mount splash=silent acpi=ht" read-only other=/dev/hda1 label="windows" table=/dev/hda other=/dev/fd0 label="floppy" unsafe image=/boot/vmlinuz label="failsafe" root=/dev/hda5 initrd=/boot/initrd.img append="failsafe splash=silent acpi=ht devfs=nomount" read-only
When I edited, I removed the entry for the 2.4.25 Mandrake kernel and added Arch as the first entry and set it as the default.
I can provide other files or information as needed.
I appreciate the feedback.
This is the line that's causing it. It's probably not because of this line, but because kdm isn't starting properly (possibly erroring) and being re-run because of the respawn option.
Try booting into single user mode, changing the default run level to 3, and debugging it from there (figure out why kdm doesn't want to start right).
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This ended up being due to my not adding an entry for my nvidia card in rc.conf :oops: :oops:
Well, at least the mystery is solved.
Lol. Shit happens. Welcome, dude!
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