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Old 07-09-2004, 10:47 PM   #1
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Mandrake 10 Re-Boot Problem


Re-Boot Problem!!

Hello...I was tweaking my Video settings and it told me to re-boot to change the settings. During re-boot, my screen went like this...

Mandrake Linux Release 10.0 (Official) for i586
Kernel 2.6.3-7mdk on an i686 / tty1
CPE0020ed71f0cd-CM00a739b708e login:

None of my login names or passwords work and I can't get back in. I'm using "Mandrake 10 Official" Anyone have any ideas on how to get back in?? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 06:21 AM   #2
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Thats harsh.

You don't ever make it to any prompts? Jeeze, thats harsh. Maybe there are some special arguments you could pass to the kernel that would keep you at standard video modes, or maybe use a boot-disk to get in a reset your settings. Give the mandrake site the once-over and look for boot-disk to download.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 07:24 AM   #3
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What, exactly, did you "tweak"?

Maybe you should try booting from the first Mandrake CD, in Rescue Mode, and use the facility to boot the previously-installed system to "tweak" it back.
 
Old 07-10-2004, 09:53 AM   #4
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All I tweaked was changed my monitor from the default plug and play to the correct one...asked me to re-boot and then this.....??
 
Old 07-10-2004, 10:38 AM   #5
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OK, then what I don't get is why you cannot login at the login: prompt, as there is nothing about changing your monitor that should affect your user logins (except for the ability to start X, possibly, but you are still logged in even if X won't start).

1) Can you log in as root?

2) What is the error you get when you log in as a(ny) user other than root?
 
Old 07-10-2004, 10:41 AM   #6
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It won't except my login name or password...just says incorrect login???
 
Old 07-10-2004, 12:30 PM   #7
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Well, what I notice is that hostname in front of the login prompt... it looks like an ISP, network or domain hostname, rather than a "normal" hostname.

Under normal circumstances, you should login with your Linux username and password, but in this case, have you tried logging in with your ISP username and password?

And are you sure you haven't been "tweaking" anything else since the last time you logged in before the reboot?
 
Old 07-10-2004, 02:47 PM   #8
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Hi Holly...Nope, just changed my monitor setting...But what you said about the Login sounds interesting...I'll give it a try...sure makes more sense to me..I'll let you know...Thanks
 
  


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