cannot boot beyond runlevel 1

Michal Jaegermann michal at
Sun Jan 2 03:57:43 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jan 01, 2011 at 07:11:14PM -0500, Felix Miata wrote:
> On 2011/01/01 15:18 (GMT-0700) Michal Jaegermann composed:
> > Apparently, from your boot.log, something gets stuck trying to
> > configure network interfaces.  Why this is the case you are the one
> > in a position to investigate.
> Ordinarily I would, but I've never found the manual page explaining how to do 
> with upstart the things I knew how to do with sysvinit.

You have the same service scripts but if you moved up from F14 to
rawhide then you will be using systemd.  Your /etc/inittab is likely
replaced.  Check explanatory comments there.

> Investigate where?

Where it gets stuck.  'sh -x /etc/init.d/network start' looks like a
good beginning and you are following up from this.

> > Either boot to a level 1, turn off whatever tries to configure eth0
> > and boot to a level 3, or go into an "interactive control of
> > services" mode and skip whatever gets stuck.  Once at a command line
> > try to bring up an offending service (or services) manually and
> > watch what goes haywire.
> I've got Rawhide running and yum updated further via chroot from Factory 
> boot, but don't know what to look for as indicated above.

If you booted to level 1 then 'chkconfig network off' and/or
similar.  If you are just booting "normally" then you need to drop
'rhgb quiet' from a boot command and when a user space starts to
show up you have a message on yor screen "For an interactive startup
press I" or something pretty close.  It is pretty loud and clear.


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