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Old 05-20-2003, 07:39 PM   #1
FrozenShadow23
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Mandrake Boot Probs


I am a recent convert from windows, but I have been having many problems with Mandrake 9.1. First, I had problems with my winmodem (piece of crap!) which was a big pain in the ass. Then my storage partition (~80% of my HD) said that I couldn't read or write to it because of permissions. Now, Mandrake has stopped booting to the GUI. Now these problems arn't enough to make me want to go back to Windows, but they are enough to annoy me A LOT. I have solved all but the booting by various methods, but I cannot for the life of me, find out how to get back to the GUI. Can anyone help me start it back up and tell me how to keep it from happening again? If you have time, I could also use a summary of the concepts behind permissions and groups. Thanks so much to anyone who helps.
 
Old 05-21-2003, 08:14 AM   #2
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hi + welcome to the forum,

this is from a tutorial on tripod:

How to set the startup runlevel

Edit the file /etc/inittab (with a text editor like joe - logged in as root)
In the file is a line like:
id:3:initdefault:
In this case the value 3 specifies the runlevel. Normally you will want this to be 3 to run in console mode or 5 to run an X session at startup. A value of 1 is single user mode and can be set when having problems with your system. Modify this value to the value you want.
Below is a list of runlevels and what they mean.
0 - halt
1 - Single user mode
2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you don't have networking)
3 - Full multiuser mode
4 - unused
5 - X Session
6 - Reboot

How to change runlevels while the system is running
A running system can be taken to single user mode by using the telinit command to request run level 1 as follows:

telinit 1
Any valid runlevel may be entered by typing this command followed by the desired runlevel value. Normally you will want to use 1, 3, or 5.


regarding to groups and permissions:
http://everydaylinux.com/Chapter3.html

its worth trying to make a google search on questions like this, it spits out a whole lot of info...

cheers, jens

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