initscripts not running on bootup

Bob Hockney zeus at
Mon May 31 18:30:42 PDT 2004

Miguel Bazdresch wrote:

> > I have a lfs system that has worked OK for some time, but now when I boot up 
> > after the normal kernel messages init starts in runlevel 3 (the default in 
> > inittab) and then immediately goes to a login prompt.  It never runs the 
> > initscripts.  I am able to login and manually run through the scripts in 
> > rcsysint.d, then run /etc/rc.d/init.d/rc 3 and everything seems to work OK, 
> > with the exception of sshd, which will run in the foreground but not as a 
> > daemon.  Following is my inittab file.  I would appreciate anyones thoughts on 
> > this.  Thanks in advance.
> Being paranoid, I would first make sure you were not rooted. This could
> be the result of a (maybe botched) hack attempt or rootkit install. Check your
> rc function against that of a freshly downloaded bootscript tarball and
> then run some rootkit checkers.

Not sure how it happened, but the permissions on /dev/null were all wacky, and it wasn't a 
special device.  Resetting it to normal values fixed everything.


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