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Basically I restarted my machine because my USB drive wasn't mounting but when it came to booting back up, it gets stuck in a loop.
When my machine boots, after starting all the services and printing [ OK ] next to them it usually shows the consol based login screen before going to the graphical one. For some reason it goes to that screen, it blacks out then goes back to the text login screen. It just carries in like this. Please help.
My machine is a Pentium II Dell Inspiron 3500
It is running Fedora Core 2
I have recently installed Firefox and Airsnort on it but I have successfully rebooted the machine after their installation.
I can't really think what I have done to mess it up but apparently I have and it is really annoying because I have been doing my university coursework on it but I can't get to it now. :-(
As a temporary measure, if I get Knopix, could I brows my hard drive?
Originally posted by audibel Can't say I know how to FIX your problem, but to gain access to the system when it gets stuck like that, have to tried switching to a different v-console using ctrl-alt-F2?
Umm, I'm not quite sure what a V-cosol is. I will try it though.
As for the knopix/Slax thing, I'll just try that now.
Seems part of your X server is screwed. I dislike redhat/fedora/mandrake because of those M$-like bad surprises...
Try to access a prompt/command line/console and then, as root, relaunch xorgconfig or XF86config, if you have xorg or xfree as X server. Hope for you only the config file is broken.