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Re: Debian won't boot

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 06:59:43PM -0700, Vwaju wrote:
> For months, I have been booting Debian 3.1 every day and experimenting
> with networking tools.  Today I didn't do much except read man pages,
> and I'm not aware of doing anything to change any configuration, but
> when I rebooted my computer it stalled out at
> INIT: Entering runlevel 2
> After it hangs here, it starts printing out messages of the form:
> Out of Memory: Killed process 2253 (sysklogd)
> If I scroll back on the monitor, there are a number of messages like
> this:
> modprobe: FATAL: Error inserting pciehp
> modprobe: FATAL: Error inserting shpchp
> modprobe: FATAL: Error inserting hw_random
> modprobe: FATAL: Error inserting rtc
>  What is going on here?
> Is there any way to boot in this circumstance?

Since it hangs after entering runlevel 2, you may try booting single
(runlevel 1).  If it still hangs, try booting with init=/bin/sh which
will not run any initscripts.  You can then run them in order with a
'start' paratmeter.  This way, you'll figure out exactly where the
problem is.


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