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Old 12-07-2003, 05:06 PM   #1
Sundance
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Why won't it work


I am having big problems with my redhat 9. I am installing on a laptop and keep encountering problems. I got to my desktop for the first time this evening. I turned her off and now when i reboot i can only log in as root and i end up with a command line. I have tried "startx" but just get server error messages. i don't understand why i can't get back to my desktop.
Please help.
Thankyou.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 05:10 PM   #2
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You "turned her off"? Then you're probably
in a revocery console that wants you run

fsck.ext2
fsck.ext3


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 12-07-2003, 05:13 PM   #3
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http://www.linux-laptop.net/
Your best resource for Linux on Laptops.

R.O.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 05:41 PM   #4
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I have got my desktop back. Thanks, Tink. How do i make sure i don't have to go through all that again. I want to be able to boot straight to the desktop
 
Old 12-07-2003, 06:11 PM   #5
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By shutting the box down properly ;)

Turning it off is BAD practice. Todays
journaling file-systems are reasonably
safe, even in such case, but there's
always the risk of data loss ...


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