INIT:no more processes  left in this runlevel

Posted on 2004-08-28
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Hi Experts!

I am experiencing problems with my RedHat 9.0. I have been using Redhat for a long time and i have installed the redhat Linux  9.0 few days ago  - without problems. Since from last  week some commands are not working  anymore. "halt" is one of them . I am not able to shutdown RedHat anymore, If i try to reboot the system, i face similiar kind of   problems. In this case, however, the system does try to reboot, but at the end i get the message " INIT:no more processes  left in this runlevel " i have to turn off the computer.

other error messages on rebooting :

"/etc/rc6.d /S01reboot: line 204 :/sbin/reboot: succeed.

Thanks In Advance!

Question by:Umesh

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Can you be more specific about not working? What happens if you type halt on the prompt? (being root offcourse)

How did go to RedHat9.0? Is it a fresh install or did you upgrade from a previous version?

I am running a RH9-machine as a file server here, I checked and the commands that are giving you grief are all part of the SysVinit package, I have SysVinit-2.84-13 installed here, working like a charm. One last point make sure that the named pipe /dev/initctl exists and has proper permissions:

[martijn@asp /]$ ls -l /dev/initctl
prw-------    1 root     root            0 May  5 19:15 /dev/initctl
If it is not there create it:
(as root) mkfifo -m u=rw,go= /tmp/initctl
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Actually this machine was kept for testing and nothing else, and there wasn't issue of data loss etc.
I tried as suggested by ([martijn@asp /]$ ls -l /dev/initctl), file was there..

[root@dcserv root]#  ls -l /dev/initctl
prw-------    1 root     root            0 Jul 28 11:21 /dev/initctl|

 Finally I reinstalled the linux OS & now everything is fine...

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