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Old 10-07-2010, 09:53 PM   #1
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Will not reboot after install (Arch)


I am using sda1 as /, which is a bootable drive. I do not know if my problem is that I did not create a /boot drive.

After removing the iso dvd, I tried to reboot and I get this back:
-bash: /sbin/reboot: input/output error

Then it returns me to the terminal prompt.

Any help or direction would be appreciated.

Shaun
 
Old 10-07-2010, 10:31 PM   #2
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Hi,

Where did you install grub?
Also let us know you were asked for password of root for maintenance?
If you get the command prompt,can you post the output of files grub.conf and fstab?
 
Old 10-07-2010, 10:47 PM   #3
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RE: prayag_pjs

I installed grub in dev/sda. My partitions range from
sda1 = /root boot
sda2 = /var
sda3 = swap
sda4 = /home

I did enter a password for / during installation.

I tried to pull up the files grub.conf and fstab at the command prompt, it will not let me. It returns me back to the command prompt. Since I am new to Linux, what is the exact file name I would type at the prompt for these files?

Shaun
 
Old 10-07-2010, 11:23 PM   #4
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/boot/grub/menu.lst
/etc/fstab
 
Old 10-10-2010, 09:26 PM   #5
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Thanks prayag_pjs,

When I type the path into the command prompt it says permission denied.

Any direction would be much appreciated.

S
 
Old 10-10-2010, 09:38 PM   #6
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you gotta become root (admin)
do

sudo su + user password
or
su + root password

can you use nano or vi/vim?

sudo nano /boot/grub/grub.cfg
or
sudo nano /boot/grub/menu.lst

sudo nano /etc/fstab
 
Old 10-11-2010, 09:09 PM   #7
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ok I finally rebooted the OS after googleing my problem:

# shutdown -r +5

Unfortunately, because I am new I ran into another issue. What the heck is the login after I reboot after the install?

I set my / password, but I do not remember ever setting a login name. I will repost this in another thread, because my previous issue has been solved.

s
 
  


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