Re: ack! I've hosed init
In article <cistron.Pine.LNX.3.96.981208225537.818Afirstname.lastname@example.org>,
Richard L. Alhama <email@example.com> wrote:
>seems like I'm in big trouble here. I've experimented update-rc.d and now
>init doesn't know it's runlevel. Well, I can boot but when I issue
>"reboot" it coughs up something like:
>couldn't determine runlevel... doing soft reboot instead.
>then it reboots.
This means your /var/run/utmp file is severely messed up, because
that is where the runlevel is stored.
Besides, it is good practice to use "shutdown -r now" instead
of reboot. Or just press ctrlaltdel, because then init just calls
the command "shutdown -r now" for you.
Indifference will certainly be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?