Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 145716
init 3 freezes at anacron program
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:58 EST
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Description of problem:
i'm not really a computer guy but here is what happened.
I am working for the faa and we are looking for a cheaper way to do
things as is everyone else. Fedora Core was the answer than to big
bulky and expensive displays. We worked with fedora core 2 (don't
know the version) for a while and things looked good. We looked to
upgrade to fedora 3 test 3 but things haven't worked out too well.
Right after formatting the drive that previously had fedora 2 on it we
tried an init 3 which failed. I should say it got hung up right after
anacron started. I don't know if it was anacron that stalled the
process or if it was the program that followed. We did not do an
upgrade - we did a complete format of the drive - fyi.
We then put on fedora 2 on the same pc and did an init 3 right after
the format. The init 3 worked fine and did what it was supposed to do.
In both cases we didn't do ANYTHING after the format but type in init
3 after we opened up a terminal window.
Our pc's have plenty of space and juice so that shouldn't be an issue.
Don't know what other info is needed.
Thanks for any help.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. format your drive with fedora 3 or fedora 3 test 3 (both
failed)(fedora 2 works fine)
2. open terminal window and at prompt - root@localhost ~]# type in:
Actual Results: reboot into init 3 gets stuck at anacron
Expected Results: boot into inti 3.
It just happens that anacron is the last thing to do in runlevel 3.
You may be left in a terminal that does not display a login: prompt,
but is still active & running - did you press <RETURN> ?
Doing so should make the login: prompt appear - does it ?
Also pressing <ALT>+<F[1-6]> should switch to a virtual console (VC)
that should display a login prompt - does it ?
After X comes up in runlevel 5, you should be able to switch to a
different VC by pressing <CTRL>+<ALT>+<F[1-6]> .
At least, that's what happens on my FC3 machine.
Actually, what appears to happen is this: in FC3 X is started up on
virtual console 8, which never has getty / login process initiated
for it, so when you type ' init 3', you are still left on that console.
You need to press and hold the <ALT> key while pressing any of the
function keys <F1> to <F7> to switch to console on which getty is
run and the login: prompt is displayed.
I really cannot reproduce this.
Yes, when you do an 'init 3' after the system has entered init state
5 and started X, you are left in a virtual console (VC) which has no
login: prompt, and you might think the system is hung.
But pressing the <ALT> + any of the function keys <F1> to <F6> then
gets you to a VC which does display the login: prompt.
Hence, this bug is being closed as "NOT A BUG" .