original message from Sriram Ramarathnam follows:
> I started a Virtual Machine in user mode linux using the following command
> ./control start
> and once it was completely booted i tried to start another VM using the
> same command, but the boot process got stuck at some point with the
> following message
> INIT: Id "co" respawning too fast: diabled for 5 minutes
> INIT: no more processes left in this run level
> and stays like that doesn't go ahead.
> What does that mean ? what should i do to go ahead.?
These messages are generated by /sbin/init;
The first message says that some program as spawned
by the inittab line begining "co:2345:respawn:"
is repeatedly failing to execute or dying
much too soon after being spawned.
The program is probably /sbin/getty or similar,
probably trying to open a display device,
and probably failing due to bad device name,
nonexistant device, bad permissions on device,
device already in use, or similar.
The second message says that, after disabling "co:",
there is nothing else to do and nowhere else to go.
So i would guess that the second VM is trying to get
a display device that is already in use by the first VM.
William Hunt, Portland Oregon USA