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Old 07-10-2004, 12:19 PM   #1
mikeCanada
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Boot Problem..Mandrake 10 Official


I was changing my Monitor to the correct one, and it said to re-boot to make the changes...

When it boots up it starts with the usual blue screen...a scroll bar from left to
right....a message appears that says..."Press Esc. to boot from verbose mode"
if I press Esc. it continues to boot but I can see the boot strings...but
reguardless if I hit the Esc or not I end up with a dark grey screen...The
Mandrake 10 Logo is in the bottom right corner, but very faint...and this is
at the top.....

Mandrake Linux Release 10.0 (Official) for i586
Kernel 2.6.3-7mdk on an i686 / tty1
CPE0020ed71f0cd-CM00a739b708e login:

Is it asking for a username?? Or something else? I only use one username and
if I enter that the password: prompt appears...I type it it...the cursor
doesn't move when I type the password... and then it says incorrect login, and
goes back to original prompt??? Can anyone help??
 
Old 07-10-2004, 12:52 PM   #2
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mikecanada; do u have access to another pc? go to http://tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX table of contents 4catagorized list
section 4.1 linux os subsection 4.1.6 bootloaders and booting the os and expand it for more info then to section 4.2 system adminstration and config
subsection 4.2.1 configuration / installation
 
  


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