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WebServer not starting, system goes straight to console

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 05:26
by Kav91
Hi guys,

After an abrupt shutdown, my system now boots straight to a console menu, where root commands can be entered rather then providing the menu options usually present.

Also the webgui is not accessible, and when I attempt to SSH into the system with putty, the putty session just closes.

Any ideas how to resolve this or what may have happened?

EDIT:
can login as root and putty session remains open, but not with my other useraccount
using /etc/rc.d/lighttpd onerestart has brought the webgui back , but its not coming back up automatically upon restart >.>

Re: WebServer not starting, system goes straight to console

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 10:47
by raulfg3
Do a new reinstall, and restore previously saved config.

Re: WebServer not starting, system goes straight to console

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 15:10
by Kav91
I've added in rc.conf "lighttpd_enable=YES" and its now booting the webgui on start.
The menu options on the console screen still don't come up.

the ssh issue is fixed to just unchecked and rechecked, so all I need is the menu options back
is there anything I can try, or should I still go with a reinstall

thanks for your help :)

Re: WebServer not starting, system goes straight to console

Posted: 13 Apr 2014 16:15
by raulfg3
Reinstall is safe because You have a separate boot disk and data disk