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Old 07-18-2004, 03:26 PM   #1
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SuSE Linux Crash, Wont Start Up Help!


Hi, i used the command chmod -R +rxw on the root folder, it worked and all but i gt lots of errors when i try things, so i used chmod -R -rxw....All went hell!

i could go in anything all icons didnt work , start menu didnt work, and i restarted the comp, now it wont even load Suse, it goes to the dual booter lilo i think it is and i got linux. during the loading it freezes and says about init level. im pretty new to linux can someone please help me?

PS: I tryed to do rescue but i didnt know how and when i went to the home/magus folder (My home folder) it tells me the the folder magus does not exsist. Please someone help.

I just got the error message. This is it.

Kernal Panic = no init found Try giving kernal = init option

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Old 07-18-2004, 04:21 PM   #2
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What you did was turning the /root non-executable, so the sytem failed to run/boot.

One way out of this is to get a bootable linux cd (such as SuSe9.1 Live, damnsmalllinux), then boot it off the CD. Once in, cd to your regular linux drive, go to su, then chmod the root back.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 04:23 PM   #3
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Hi, i used the command chmod -R +rxw on the root folder
please give a little more information. first, what the target of this command (the way it's written is won't do anything.) was it

chmod -R +rxw *

??

What if you said

chmod -R +rxw .*

??

THAT would have serious implications (as root, which you must have been operating as since you were in the root folder). Serious implications, esp. for the second example, if you actually had '.*' as the target for:
Quote:
chmod -R -rxw
which would have effectively shut down access to all files on your system. Recursive on dot files works on what you see with `ls -A`, plus '.' and '..'

When it starts operating on '..' (parent folder) you've just gone up to / and started changing permissions on the entire system.

I'm just guessing here, again, because there's not enough info in your post ??

As for the kernel panic and the need for init, well, maybe /boot/initrd-{kernelname} is unreadable or unaccessable ..
 
Old 07-18-2004, 06:00 PM   #4
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His post has plenty info. as I said once booting into the system using a boot cd. Then reverse what he did.

If he did a *, then use the *.

Nothing more, nothing less.

Last edited by mnopq; 07-18-2004 at 06:01 PM.
 
Old 07-18-2004, 07:22 PM   #5
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W00t

I just fixed it, i re-ftp-installed SuSE 9.1 and now its working fine...But oh well at least i learned a leason, but one question. Some games have installers that want to make there game folder in the root folder eg. /wyvern/client

i dont know if you guys no this game but if i accept this dir, it says cannot create, or if i wanna install some lib files, how would i put them in the root folder because its always access denied even if im root.
and btw lol whats the command to delete?

thanks,
DozenEggs
 
Old 07-18-2004, 08:37 PM   #6
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Glad to hear that.

you could first try to create the folders before the installer (note the space between the two folders):

mkdir /wyvern /wyvern/client
 
Old 07-19-2004, 12:59 PM   #7
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mnopq -
my apologies !

wasn't aware of your original post ( was typing mine as you were submitting yours i guess) -
anyway my confusion was thinking he meant /root when he said "root folder"-
glad he's back in business !!
 
Old 07-19-2004, 06:48 PM   #8
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Hi jxi,

No need to apologize, we are all trying to help. It is poeple like you that are keeping the linux community flowing .
 
  


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