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Old 04-28-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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Centos - Recovery Commands


Hello,

All of a sudden my centos install will not boot. Its starts then after about 10 minutes of a blank screen it finally gets to the username / password screen. I enter the correct details and then itís just displays a black screen with the cursor and does not move.

I've selected the recovery session and now I'm faced with the following command prompt:

[root@localhost ~]#

Being very new to Linux I don't know what commands to type here in order to fix or at least identify the problem. I wish to be careful that I don't make matters worse.

Any suggestions appreciated.
 
Old 04-28-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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One of the first things would not be to run diagnostics but track back what changes you made. Maybe you removed the "localhost" entry from /etc/hosts ('less /etc/hosts'), making for instance your MTA halt bootup until name resolution times out, maybe you tweaked some configuration script, maybe you have a hardware problem, et cetera. If that ain't it or you don't know next would be to inspect the system logs starting with /var/log/messages ('less /var/log/messages'). If that ain't it either then consider anything you think might help relevant to post. Log lines, error messages, hints, hunches, whatever.
 
  


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