[SOLVED] Debian stuck at console prompt, not able to load desktop
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Debian stuck at console prompt, not able to load desktop
Yesterday I installed debian 6.0 on my second dell laptop as a single OS, with CD-1. Installation run fine and everything was working smoothly. But this morning, when I started my PC, it all the time gets stuck at console login prompt (i.e. single user mode), and not loading GUI desktop at all.
Certainly not single user mode, as you'd have been prompted for a password or Ctrl-D, and it would be ust the root hash prompt. It's been a while since I used squeeze, but I seem to remember if X failed to start, it would pop up an ncurses based dialog and offer to try again or view the X log, then again I could be mistaken.
I solved it out. Actually during installation I had choosen option to set it as a mail server, so during reboot it wasn't able to load mail services and got stuck at MTA and prompting for console login.