Bug 103422 - Shutdown hangs with "INIT: no more processes left in this runlevel"
Summary: Shutdown hangs with "INIT: no more processes left in this runlevel"
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-08-29 23:34 UTC by Johannes Tanzler
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-09-08 00:23:29 UTC

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Description Johannes Tanzler 2003-08-29 23:34:18 UTC
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Description of problem:
The shutdown process (after "reboot" or "halt" commands) hangs after the scripts in /etc/rc0.d or /etc/rc6.d are executed. This message is displayed:
"INIT: no more processes left in this runlevel". 
Only way to reboot is by resetting the computer.
Filesystems aren't unmounted -> possible data loss.

Found out that there are no symlinks to "killall" and "halt" in /etc/rc0.d and /etc/rc6.d. After adding them manually, shutting down and rebooting works fine.

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-08-30 01:03:55 UTC
What does 'rpm -V initscripts' say?

Comment 2 Johannes Tanzler 2003-09-08 00:23:29 UTC
Uh, it says a lot of files are missing. Reinstalled it and now everything is fine.

Comment 3 Marshall 2004-11-21 10:35:32 UTC
Im fairly new to linux, how do I create th simlinks in /etc/rc0.d and

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2004-11-22 04:25:14 UTC
chkconfig. Note that you'll generally get better help posting to a
list than tagging onto a closed bug. :)

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