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Old 06-09-2008, 12:06 PM   #1
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pclinuxos 2008 not loading

grub screen comes up. starts normal load stuff freezes at setting hostname localhost. will not load to safe mode either any ideas. my daughter said every thing was fine. she turned it off saturday night now this is what it is doing. this is her computer it is a old 900mhz.
Thank you for any ideas you might have.

Old 06-09-2008, 12:55 PM   #2
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Does this computer have one hardrive and one operating system. When you boot, you get to the Grub menu and it starts booting PCLinuxOS? Do you have the graphical image or verbose mode set so you can see what is happening in the boot process?
Old 06-09-2008, 03:45 PM   #3
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One Hard drive, one os, we have 3 options linux, safe mode, memtest you can see what is happening. like I said doesn't get very far and it freezes always at the same place ( setting hostname in standard and safe mode.
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I get the details of different distributions mixed up but it is possible that the PCLOS live cd + installer has a repair option. I didn't want to leave you hanging but I'm too tired to try it out now and I'm busy all day tomorrow so I figured I could at least suggest that you boot the live cd, run the installer, and see if it has the option to repair an installed system.

I use PCLOS every day so I know that it is stable but it is possible to cause problems if you are learning something and make a mistake. The thing that makes Linux so cool to learn on is that installing is easy. You can always just reformat the partition and reinstall the operating system. I'm not saying that anyone changed anything. I'm just saying that it should be okay to allow your daughter or yourself to experiment to see what happens and reinstall if things go badly.

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