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Old 10-22-2007, 10:28 AM   #1
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Question Bad file name. Auto-Renaming error at boot


I recently installed Kubuntu 7.10 and received errors from the first boot. It gets to the progress bar and starts loading. After about 20 seconds it gives me a whole screen filled with stuff that says
"Bad File Name.
Auto-Renaming it."

..with a bunch of strange paths and possible files listed under each error.

The only way I get out of this and to continue to boot is by doing a ctrl+alt+del and it kills something which is named RenameInit.

I have no idea what the problem is. Thanks for any help!
 
Old 10-22-2007, 10:33 AM   #2
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I don't think they were errors. When you initially used Kubuntu it was as a live cd. Now that you've installed it certain files and permissions need to be changed. Let the process complete and booting should be ok from there on.
 
Old 10-22-2007, 10:37 AM   #3
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It seems to hang.. although I have not let it run very long.
 
Old 10-22-2007, 10:54 AM   #4
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Ok I let it run until it finished. But it gave it a Failed Exit(1) at the end. I rebooted and let it boot again and it still came up with the same thing..
 
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Ok I let it run until it finished. But it gave it a Failed Exit(1) at the end. I rebooted and let it boot again and it still came up with the same thing..
Did you install to a blank hard drive or is there another operating system on there as well?
 
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Did you install to a blank hard drive or is there another operating system on there as well?
I have windows xp dual booting.
 
Old 10-22-2007, 12:52 PM   #7
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Ah, I looked into this and it seems there may be issues with how some winblows files are named. If they have special characters or strange characters in their filenames (and some spaces), GNU/Linux doesn't like it and attempts to rename those files.
 
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Ah, I looked into this and it seems there may be issues with how some winblows files are named. If they have special characters or strange characters in their filenames (and some spaces), GNU/Linux doesn't like it and attempts to rename those files.
..But I don't even think the windows partition is mounted during this boot process. I am pretty sure the windows partition does not even get mounted at all because when I checked in the "media" section I did not have any other disks mounted once I am in KDE.
 
Old 10-22-2007, 12:58 PM   #9
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..But I don't even think the windows partition is mounted during this boot process. I am pretty sure the windows partition does not even get mounted at all because when I checked in the "media" section I did not have any other disks mounted once I am in KDE.
You could run a manual fsck (this has to be done without mounting the partition you are checking), if you decide to go down that route, ensure you back up any personal data you wish to keep.
 
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You could run a manual fsck (this has to be done without mounting the partition you are checking), if you decide to go down that route, ensure you back up any personal data you wish to keep.
Am I checking all of my partitions?
 
Old 10-23-2007, 09:59 PM   #11
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No, just the one that you are getting the errors on.
 
  


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