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Old 06-15-2008, 06:57 PM   #1
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computer won't start


Hi, I'm new to Linux, my friend put it on my dell and i've been loving it, but my computer won't start. I have the newest version of Fedora, I think.
I left it on overnight, and I guess the battery ran out, and when I plugged it in in the morning, it wasn't working properly. It took about ten minutes to go through the startup screens, but then it ends with this:

/: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck MANUALLY.
(i.e., without -a or -p options)

*** An error occurred during the file system check.
*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
*** when you leave the shell
*** Warning -- SELinuc is active
*** Disabling security enforcement for system recovery.
*** Run 'sentenceforce 1' to reenable.
Give root password for maintenance
(or type Control-D to continue):

My friend suggested fsck /dev/hda1 but nothing happened. Any suggestions would be excellent. Thanks.
 
Old 06-15-2008, 07:45 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

You did login as root, and got to a prompt, right?


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Old 06-15-2008, 08:10 PM   #3
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Yes, but i don't know what to put in.
 
Old 06-15-2008, 08:34 PM   #4
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Can you post what your prompt looks like? And the messages before it?
Kind of like a screen-shot ...


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Old 06-16-2008, 07:45 PM   #5
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how do you do that? in have pics, but how do i put them up? do i have to find some kind of hosting site, like flickr?

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Old 06-17-2008, 05:24 AM   #6
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I thought that maybe, if it's not way too much information, it
would be easiest to try and type it in a code-block....



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