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Old 01-25-2005, 04:55 AM   #1
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Boot up issues


First I'd like to say 'hi there' to everyone as this is my first post here and being such a n00b I'll probably be posting allot more.

Right. I have been given a linux rig quite kindly from my dad and have been fidling with it. T'was my first play with linux so I think I may have broken it.

It was fine until I shut it down for christmas but when I came back some weeks later to turn it on, it got stuck on the boot up.

The things on the very botom of the scrren where it get's stuck look like this:

EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
device->media: 1
device->media: 2
device->media: 0
device->media: 0

Now I am running the Red Hat 9 version of linux if that is of any use.

Thanks allot
Rob
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:58 AM   #2
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sounds like you can't even get to a prompt, so it's time to reinstall your box I think... Can't do much about it.

Choose a better distro if you will this time
 
Old 01-25-2005, 12:13 PM   #3
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Old 01-25-2005, 02:17 PM   #4
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We'd need more information to help you... have you tried a Knoppix rescue-cd?
 
Old 01-26-2005, 08:25 AM   #5
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What is a Knoppix rescue-cd?
And what extra info is needed?

In responce to atom, can you reccomend a better distro?
 
Old 01-26-2005, 10:15 AM   #6
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Show us more of what the screen shows. We need a specific error message to find the problem.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 10:44 AM   #7
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About the distro, let's pact that we do not start a distro-war in this topic. Look around on http://www.distrowatch.org to find the one that suits your needs.

I will recommend two distros which I think would be most appropriate for you and tell what knoppix is and state why.

Knoppix is the longest-surviving GNU/Linux liveCD. A livecd means that it is not installed, it boots of a CD and works out of the box. On the downside, it does (usually) not save it's settings anywhere and you can't use the CD-rom while you are using it. My favorite liveCD would be Phlak, because it's great for diagnostics and features an extremely good documentation on-the-disc(tm) . Plus it features a big "block all inbound traffic" button .

Slackware the oldest command-line-only-if-you-will distro is Slackware. This is one of my recommendations. If you really want to learn linux, start with this (or the other thing I will recommend). I do not have much experience with it but enough to tell that it's really reliable and teaches a lot.

Gentoo follows the same basic principles than Slackware, plus it features the BSD-style ports system, portage, that makes program management easy as pie and not at all time-consuming. It is made to compile everything from source, which can be a good and a bad thing. The only con is that you actually have to have a broadband connection to consider it, because it's a lot harder to manage if you don't.

Good luck on distrowatch!

Last edited by atom; 01-26-2005 at 10:46 AM.
 
  


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