INIT: /etc/inittab[2]: missing action field

Bill's LFS Login lfsbill at nospam.dot
Sun May 30 06:05:57 PDT 2004


On Sun, 30 May 2004, Nabil Attar wrote:

> thanks so much for ur reply ...
> I used
> cat -A /etc/inittab
>
> and i found that there are illegal characters on the end of the lines like
> ^M
> but how can i edit it usinf vim ???
>
> i tried the "l" option as u said , but i didn't work !!

It sounds like you need to brush up on vim usage.

   vim
   :help

gets you started.

For your specific problem,

   vim
   :help dos-file-formats

In there you will see help on how to read a dos format and save as unix
format.

HTH

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill's LFS Login" <lfsbill at nospam.dot>
> Newsgroups: lfs.support
> To: "LFS Support List" <lfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Sent: Sunday, May 30, 2004 2:08 AM
> Subject: Re: INIT: /etc/inittab[2]: missing action field
>
>
> > On Sun, 30 May 2004, Nabil Attar wrote:
> >
> > > When i boot i got the follwoing errors
> > > INIT: version 2.85 booting
> > > INIT: /etc/inittab[2]: missing action field
> > > INIT: /etc/inittab[4]: missing action field
> > > INIT: /etc/inittab[6]: missing action field
> > > INIT: /etc/inittab[14]: missing action field
> > > INIT: /etc/inittab[14]: missing action field
> > > INIT: /etc/inittab[16]: missing action field
> > > INIT: /etc/inittab[18]: missing action field
> > > .d does not existit
> > > INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
> > > .d does not exist
> > >
> > > (none) login:
> > >
> > >
> > > i have the identical /etc/inittab as following
> >
> > I suspect not! The ".d does not existit" tends to indicate that a field
> > delimiter is someplace it should not be or there is an illegal character
> > somewhere. I suggest you use an editor, like vi, to look at what is
> > actually in /etc/inittab. Use the 'l' command to see even tabs if they
> > are there.
> >
> > If everything still looks OK, attach the actual file in your next post
> > so we can diff it with ones that work.
> >
> > > id:3:initdefault:
> > >
> > > si::sysinit:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc sysinit
> > >
> > > l0:0:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 0
> > > l1:S1:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 1
> > > l2:2:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 2
> > > l3:3:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 3
> > > l4:4:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 4
> > > l5:5:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 5
> > > l6:6:wait:/etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 6
> > >
> > > ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t1 -a -r now
> > >
> > > su:S016:once:/sbin/sulogin
> > >
> > > 1:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty tty1 9600
> > > 2:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty tty2 9600
> > > 3:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty tty3 9600
> > > 4:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty tty4 9600
> > > 5:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty tty5 9600
> > > 6:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty tty6 9600
> > > # End /etc/inittab
> > >
> > >
> > > Help me pleassssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
> > >
> > > Nabil
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> > --
> > NOTE: I'm on a new ISP, if I'm in your address book ...
> > Bill Maltby
> > lfsbillATearthlinkDOTnet
> > Fix line above & use it to mail me direct.
>
>
>

-- 
NOTE: I'm on a new ISP, if I'm in your address book ...
Bill Maltby
lfsbillATearthlinkDOTnet
Fix line above & use it to mail me direct.



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