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Old 02-14-2005, 11:26 PM   #1
joel b
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using system rescue


From my previous question half an hour ago - I am able to use the Suse installation cd to enter system rescue - could someone point me in the right direction from here? I have a second hard drive and I am wondering should I move my /home directory there (6 users, 65gig data) and just start from scratch? This all started because I had a conflict with a file called bootsplash i think when doing a system update and i deleted it. Now, in the boot process I get a black screen in the boot process right at the point the screen should switch from scrolling text to the splash screen for my desktop.

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Old 02-15-2005, 02:07 AM   #2
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I have a second hard drive and I am wondering should I move my /home directory there (6 users, 65gig data) and just start from scratch?
Well, keeping /home over on the second drive might be a good idea just for keeping your data out of the way of problems like this or even during future OS upgrades. (Unmount it during those upgrades if you're really paranoid. And 65GB of data is something worth being a little paranoid over. If not paranoid at least protective.)
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Now, in the boot process I get a black screen in the boot process right at the point the screen should switch from scrolling text to the splash screen for my desktop.
Does the screen go black starting with the bootstrap process and stay off? Or does it recover and eventually present you with a console or graphical login?

When you say you deleted the file, did you manually issue an "rm" command or do you mean that some utility presented you with some options on how to resolve a conflict and you chose "Clobber bootsplash"?

If you removed an individual file, you should be able to find this file on the CD and copy it from the rescue CD back onto the hard disk. If it's an option that you tailored out (my bet), you ought to be able go into YaST (or the equivalent) and reinstall the package. You can usualy have your package manager do some searches for what package supplies that file if you don't know the package name. BTW, I think the package you're looking for is "bootsplash" (and, others, depending on your distribution).

Hope this helps... Post any further questions. But for now, sleep beckons.
 
  


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