initscripts not running on bootup
zeus at ix.netcom.com
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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