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Old 10-05-2001, 03:51 PM   #1
Daisey Grey
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Angry Can't boot-up


With regard to earlier posting, this is the msg that I'm getting after attempting upgrade for the 3rd time:
"One or more of the filesystems for your Linux system was not unmounted cleanly. Please boot your Linux installation, let the filesystems be checked, and shut down cleanly to upgrade."
If I click "OK" for this, system will reboot, but then I'm stuck again with the LI and a flashing cursor!!!
Boy, am I frustrated! Can anyone help? Many thanks, if so.
Daisey
 
Old 10-05-2001, 03:58 PM   #2
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did you create a rescue disk, so you can boot properly and run a check disk and then try to upgrade..
 
Old 10-05-2001, 07:32 PM   #3
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rescue disk

Every time I try to create a boot disk the machine freezes up (trying to do this during install and upgrade-rh 7.0), so, no I haven't.

Any other suggestions, tricky Kid???? and thanks.
Daisey
 
Old 10-05-2001, 09:15 PM   #4
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your upgrading to rh7.0 or upgrading from rh7.0? When is it exactly freezing at what point during the upgrade, or have you tried upgrading in text mode instead of graphical if that is applicable.
 
Old 10-07-2001, 10:20 AM   #5
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Let me start by thanking you for responding. Since last post I've read that "LI" is dreaded! That scares me. I'm just installing (or upgrading) some more RH 7.0 "stuff" from the CD that I initially installed- last week. I've tried copying "boot disks" off the 'net to a floppy, but that doesn't work either.
I've gone to "Rescue Mode" off the CD, but I don't know what to enter at the "sh-2.04#" prompt on my screen. Can you tell me?
 
Old 10-11-2001, 10:48 AM   #6
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This might not be of any help what-so-ever but:

Presuming you're dual-booting Windows & Linux:
If you've backed-up your files, then why not just to a straight forward install of your new RH? I personally hate doing the 'Updates' (for Mandrake) - installing is quick and easy anyway.

If you've not backed-up your files, then download explore2fs now so that you can access the Linux partitions and manually copy the files to your Windows partition to backup. BTW: Do not under any circumstances use explore2fs to write to your linux partition, it is still very much in the development stage.
 
  


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