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Old 10-08-2004, 12:32 AM   #1
akalm
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killed my desktop!


Hi,

I'm currently running SuSE 9.1 Personal and have been using it for a month or so now. So I was trying to kill one of my windows via the kill command (default i think is Ctrl + Alt + Esc). Basically you get this nice skull and cross bones and I ment to kill a window but i accidently pressed on the desktop. Everything died so I rebooted and but when SuSE finishes loading, at the time when I would get a login screen, it just goes blank (ie black screen).

I have also tried going into fail safe mode but it also loads and then just stops. I can't type anything. I tried googling up answers but have not been able to find anything related to this problem. Any help would really be appreciated!
 
Old 10-08-2004, 01:51 AM   #2
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start the system as usually and press this keys:

Crtl+Alt+F1

you should pass into bash terminal. login but as root and type:

init 3
and then
startx
If it works the xserver is not corrupted, if gives you errors report them in this forum. I think that someone ( but not me ) could help you.

See you
 
Old 10-08-2004, 07:59 AM   #3
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Edit: should be IRQ7

Thank for your response spariggio82. I tried pressing Ctrl + Alt + F1 when SuSE finished loading up (when I get the black screen) and it still didn't work.

I rebooted and watched the details of when it loads. I found that on the left side on one of the lines it says "Skip features:" and on the right in yellow it says "boot.sched". Furthermore, when I would boot in safe mode the last 3 lines that happen (before it stops doing anything) are:

ReiserFS: hda3: checking transaction log (hd3)
Spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7
ReiserFS: hda3: replayed 9 transactions in 2 seconds.

Finally, I booted up via the SuSE Installation CD 1 and chose "Rescue". Once in rescue I logged in as root and typed "init 3" and then "startx". This is the error message I got:

-bash: /usr/X11R6/bin/startx: No such file or directory
-bash: exec: /usr/X11R6/bin/startx: cannot execute: No such file or directory

So I changed into the usr directory and found that there was no X11 or X11R6 folder at all. I changed into bin and there was nothing there about X11.... Furthermore, when I changed into my home directory there was nothing there (ie none of my stuff was there).

Thank you for the help.

Last edited by akalm; 10-08-2004 at 08:02 AM.
 
Old 10-08-2004, 09:22 AM   #4
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When you use rescue, you have to first use the command to mount your partitions or your files will not be available, which is probably why you are getting the file not found errors.
 
Old 10-09-2004, 01:33 PM   #5
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OK, so I tried mounting, and it doesn't seem to work. I tried the:

Code:
mount hda
command and i got the following error:

Code:
mount: can't find /dev/hda in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
So I cded into etc and there is no folder called fstab or mtab... I also cded into /dev/ and found that hda is a device since when I cat it produces spits out lots of crap while cat on other devices, which are obviously not mine, prints out that the device doesn't exists. Can anyone help me out with this?

I was also wondering if reinstalling SuSE will kill all of my apps and my stuff? I have reinstalled Windows before but the only problem with doing that is that none of your programs work because a fresh registry is created. I hear that Linux does not have a registry, so would my current apps still work?

Thank you for the help.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 10:55 PM   #6
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mount /dev/hda to any folder
edit mountedfolder/etc/inittab modify init:5 to init:3
reboot
 
Old 10-10-2004, 11:09 PM   #7
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u cant mount an entire disk !!! u have to mount the partitions like /dev/hda1, /dev/hda5.... or what ever is ur partition.
 
Old 10-17-2004, 12:05 AM   #8
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To be more accurate, you can't mount an entire Linux disk. I just typed
"mount /dev/hda /mnt/winraid" and successfully mounted the entire disk that contains my windows data files, but for linux, you have to mount the particular partition that you need.
 
  


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