I m trying to start asm on server :
# ./localconfig reset
Successfully accumulated necessary OCR keys.
Creating OCR keys for user 'root', privgrp 'system'..
Configuration for local CSS has been initialized
Adding to inittab
Startup will be queued to init within 30 seconds.
Checking the status of new Oracle init process...
Expecting the CRS daemons to be up within 600 seconds.
Giving up: Oracle CSS stack appears NOT to be running.
Oracle CSS service would not start as installed
Automatic Storage Management(ASM) cannot be used until Oracle CSS service is started
M new to ASM .....
unfortunately your question misses a lot of crucial information to help you:
a.) What version of Oracle software have you installed?
b.) If 11.2 have you installed Grid Infrastructure?
c.) Do you run a cluster or stand alone ASM instance / have you installed Oracle Clusterware/GI for single instance or not?
d.) What O/S do you run?
e.) Output of the Error stack of the css logfile?