I moved a centos server to a new IP and now it's stuck on ntpdate synch during boot. I just need it to boot once so I can assign the new IP. Going back to the old IP is not an option right now. CTL C AND CTL D don't work. Please help.
When I had this problem with a *nix box (changed IP schemes, old IP was no longer valid) the only way I could get around hanging services at boot time was to start it in single-user mode and hand-modify the interfaces file (specifically
/etc/sysconfig/network/network-scripts/ ..going from memory) then rebooting.
You can boot into single user mode by pressing
e in grub to modify the run line (the longest one) and adding
single to the end of it.