Re: boot process hangs on init of mysqld
Quoting Keith Christian <email@example.com>:
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 8:17:58 AM
> Subject: boot process hangs on init of mysqld
> When my boot process starts mysqld, it hangs. How can I get it
> unstuck? I cannot ssh into the machine because the boot process
> hasn't progressed far enough. So, I cannot edit the init scripts to
> remove mysqld.
> Is there some key-stroke sequence I might be able to try to interrupt
> the init.d scripts? I've tried the obvious (ctl-C, ctl-D, etc.)
> You'll want to boot into "single user" mode. Try these steps:
> 1. Boot the machine --- be ready at the console keyboard to press
> "e" as in step 2 below.
> 2. At the GNU GRUB screen, press "e" within 1 - 2 seconds to stop
> the boot process, to edit the kernel's boot parameters.
> 3. Press the down arrow key to highlight the line that looks similar
> to the following:
> kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2-6.18-4-686 root=/dev/hda1 ro
> 4. With the highlight on that line, press "e" once again.
> 5. Screen changes to one where the line can be edited (See "Minmal
> BASH-like line editing is supported", and a prompt "grub edit >".)
> 6. The cursor is at the end of the line, type "single" (the line now
> reads thus:)
> kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2-6.18-4-686 root=/dev/hda1 ro single
> 7. Press the Return key.
> 8. The GNU GRUB screen reappears, press "b" to boot the system.
> 9. See a few screens of kernel messages, then a prompt "(or type
> Control-D to continue:)"
> 10. Type the root password (if you type Control-D, the boot process
> continues as if you weren't booting into single user mode.)
> 11. See a # shell prompt. Make changes to the init scripts - you
> may want to do this with the update-rc.d utility, for help, type
> man update-rc.d
> 12. When done with changes to the init script links, type "exit" at
> the # prompt, and the machine continues the boot process as usual.
----- Original Message ----
From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 10:17:22 AM
Subject: Re: boot process hangs on init of mysqld
Thanks Keith! Unfortunately, this machine uses Lilo instead of Grub.
Can something similar be done to enter 'single user mode' when booting
I don't have a machine with LILO on it to test with, but, try the word "single" at the LILO: prompt, e.g.
Press RETURN. This should bring it to single user mode, no guarantees, since I can't test.