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Old 07-16-2007, 07:12 PM   #1
linuxbrokedown
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Please help.. system will not start up


i'm running fedora 7 from the image of the livecd

yum had issues. i removed JRE with pirut, the gui for yum, and later i noticed that /usr/bin was missing. am i suppose to have a /usr/bin ? im pretty sure i had one... few other strange thing happened that seen minor so i restarted...

When i restarted, many things i have on clue about said 'command not found' or something like that. after, something like INIDT: X is respawing to fast: Disabled for 5 min, so i waited and it happened again so i waited and it happened again.

how do i get back the /usr/bin ..it seems to be causing these new problems.. i'm thinking about reinstalling w/o overwriting the main parition w/ all the files. is that suggested? if so how?

what do i do?...
where can i go to get help...
 
Old 07-16-2007, 07:37 PM   #2
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Please clarify your configuration and some other details.

For example, did you install Fedora onto your hard disk?

When you attempt to re-start, describe in more detail the steps it goes thru, and the EXACT error messages.

Can you still boot up from the live CD?

If you simply re-install, you will overwrite whatever is now on the partition(s).
 
Old 07-16-2007, 08:06 PM   #3
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"Can you still boot up from the live CD?"
"i'm running fedora 7 from the image of the livecd" so yes.

"For example, did you install Fedora onto your hard disk?"
yes and that wouldn't start up.

"When you attempt to re-start, describe in more detail the steps it goes thru, and the EXACT error messages."
i don't remember them all but the common ones are what i mentioned above.

1)command not found or/and directory not found
2)then INIT: X is respawing to fast: Disabled for 5 min

these two are the main and i think only
soooo the /usr/bin is missing so i guess that's why im getting the first one.
and X will not start because of the second?

"please clarify your configuration and some other details."
ummm... yum did ite it has issues and i don't vnow what it did in the background

"If you simply re-install, you will overwrite whatever is now on the partition(s)."
that's not good; cannot erase the files
 
Old 07-16-2007, 08:26 PM   #4
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you could try a repair installation of fedora
 
Old 07-16-2007, 08:36 PM   #5
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can't u tell me how? im new i thought that was clear..

will the repair keep the files, they are personal files i can't lose..
 
Old 07-16-2007, 09:09 PM   #6
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will the repair keep the files, they are personal files i can't lose..
You might want to boot from the liveCD and burn a CD/DVD of your files before you start any repair work. It goes without saying, but try not to delete them.
 
Old 07-17-2007, 05:30 AM   #7
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The right advice there from QuakeBoy!
 
  


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