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Old 05-08-2010, 05:54 PM   #1
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Help! Sys crash?


I came home from my walk and my monitor was black, no activity when hitting keyboard or mouse. Shut down machine and then waited for reboot, it sticks to the same moment as picture posted. I tried dif boot seq in the selection but no luck. I cant find my boot disc.
Would greatly appreciate help in getting it going again.

Thanks!
Neil
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:50 PM   #2
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There's not enough information there.... what other selection did you try? Single user? A different version kernel?

You'll want to download and burn a live CD from another computer for use here.
 
Old 05-08-2010, 07:19 PM   #3
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Live CD ?

Yes I tried single. theirs 4 selections and I tried them all.
 
Old 05-08-2010, 07:43 PM   #4
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I'd be thinking your disk is still (at least mostly) o.k, or you wouldn't have got that far. Might be a swap problem.
At the boot menu, highlight the selection you want and hit the "e" key (for edit). Then highlight the kernel line and do the same. Remove the "quiet" from the end to see if you get better messages.
Hit <enter>, then "b" to boot it. Temporary change only - for this one boot.
 
Old 05-08-2010, 08:23 PM   #5
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Selecting the one that says single user mode will give you better messages.
 
Old 05-08-2010, 08:46 PM   #6
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Still stops, their is no "quite'
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Old 05-09-2010, 07:51 PM   #7
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SO I installed the new Deb5 that I downloaded yesterday. Installed it but it did not show me HD2 (I have 2 40gig drives) seams to have only used the one. Wondering if someone can tell me how to select it and add it, or is the drive the reason for the crash?
Current layout is;
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:05 AM   #8
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Try

fdisk -l

(lowercase L) at cmd line as root user
 
  


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