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Old 02-07-2010, 09:29 AM   #1
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zero ideal about pslinuxos


hello,
I know nothing about Linux. I've tried of fooling with Windows so I did some research and found that PslinuxOS is similar to window application.
So I've with it little bit messing around with the setting and can get around with the basic GUI, have no clue about command on the root. So, i updated the software in synaptic and all the sudden the machine rebooted and stopped at:
enter runlevel: input: Imex PS/2 Generic Explorer mouse as / class / input / input1.
so I the hit enter and this popped up: enter runlevel:

Please help, I guess that kindna tell you how much I know about linux- nothing.

is there place where I can educate myself about PSlinuxos? like beginner

thank you for your help!
 
Old 02-07-2010, 09:43 AM   #2
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Never heard of Pslinux, but this is where I started after my first install...

http://www.linux.org/lessons/beginner/index.html
 
Old 02-07-2010, 09:48 AM   #3
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I assume you are talking about PCLinuxOS....

Have you installed it or are you running from live CD?

There is documentation at their website, but you can also find things all over the net---e.g.
http://tldp.org
http://linux.2038bug.com/rute-home.html

Another good starting point is "Linux in a Nutshell" from O'Reilly.
Any large bookstore will have a good selection of Linux books--also, the O'Reilly site has many books available free online.
 
Old 02-08-2010, 07:31 PM   #4
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Never heard of Pslinux, but this is where I started after my first install...

http://www.linux.org/lessons/beginner/index.html
thankz for the tip; It is PClinuxOS 2007 sorry about that. what about the booting screen where it says;
enter runlevel: input: Imex PS/2 Generic Explorer mouse as / class / input / input1.
so I the hit enter and this popped up:
enter runlevel:
what does it indicate? what do I need to do to fix fix. thank for ur help!
 
Old 02-08-2010, 07:33 PM   #5
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I assume you are talking about PCLinuxOS....

Have you installed it or are you running from live CD?

There is documentation at their website, but you can also find things all over the net---e.g.
http://tldp.org
http://linux.2038bug.com/rute-home.html

Another good starting point is "Linux in a Nutshell" from O'Reilly.
Any large bookstore will have a good selection of Linux books--also, the O'Reilly site has many books available free online.
Thankz for the tip; It is PClinuxOS 2007 sorry about that. what about the booting screen where it says;
enter runlevel: input: Imex PS/2 Generic Explorer mouse as / class / input / input1.
so I the hit enter and this popped up:
enter runlevel:
what does it indicate? what do I need to do to fix it. thank for ur help!
 
Old 02-08-2010, 07:44 PM   #6
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Runlevels indicate the state of the machine. For instance on my Slackware box runlevel 3 is a console login, whereas runleve 4 is purely graphical.

It looks like PClinux uses 3 for a console login and 5 for a graphical? (I'm guessing a little from a quick google) so it seems you would enter 5 when it prompts for a runlevel.

I have no experience with PClinux to confirm exactly what it is you are experiencing.
 
Old 02-08-2010, 10:25 PM   #7
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gonly;

I asked you if you had installed (to the hard drive) or if you were running from the Live CD. Please give us as much detail as possible---including where in the boot process you are seeing the various messages.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 07:37 PM   #8
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gonly;

I asked you if you had installed (to the hard drive) or if you were running from the Live CD. Please give us as much detail as possible---including where in the boot process you are seeing the various messages.
I did installed in the hard drive. I believe that I updated some softwares in Synaptic. I think it was like an audio file or something. I didn't pay much attention at the time. It rebooted itself I thought it was but it wasn't. It got to the boot screen and switched to run level command.
 
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I did installed in the hard drive. I believe that I updated some softwares in Synaptic. I think it was like an audio file or something. I didn't pay much attention at the time. It rebooted itself I thought it was but it wasn't. It got to the boot screen and switched to run level command.
How can you install an audio file?!?

And you can see the tutorials in my sig.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 11:18 PM   #10
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gonly:

So, (1) you put in a Live CD and rebooted. (2) PCLinuxOS booted, and ran on your machine. (3) You chose to INSTALL PCLinuxOS and let the process run for 20 minutes or so. (4) Once your machine had PCLinuxOS istalled, you did a software update with Synaptic.

Let us know if the order above is correct, or at what point it is incorrect.

Frank.
 
Old 02-11-2010, 06:30 PM   #11
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gonly:

So, (1) you put in a Live CD and rebooted. (2) PCLinuxOS booted, and ran on your machine. (3) You chose to INSTALL PCLinuxOS and let the process run for 20 minutes or so. (4) Once your machine had PCLinuxOS istalled, you did a software update with Synaptic.

Let us know if the order above is correct, or at what point it is incorrect.

Frank.
I installed into the HD. I messed around with the synaptic. I accidently installed some audio file or audio player. The PC rebooted itself then it went through the booting sequence then it switched to the following screen:

loading jbd .ko module
loading extg. ko module
mounting /proc file system
mounting sysfs
creating device fils
mounting tmpts on /dev
creating root device
trying to resume from /dev /hda1
input: AT translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input0
No syspend signature on swap, not resuming
echo: cannot ope /proc /suspend2 /do_resume for write: 2
mounting root filesystem /dev /root
Kjournald starting. commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 - fs : mounted filesystem with ordered data mode
Switching to new root
onmounting old /proc
onmounting old /sys
INIT : version 2.86 booting
INIT : NO INITTab file found

Enter runlevel: ImEx PS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse as /class/input/input1
_ the cursor is blinking - if i hit enter it will prompt

Enter runlevel : _ if i hit any number let say 5
INIT: no more processess left to this runlevel

then it won't do anything else, can't enter or anything but to turn it off. thank you for your help again
 
Old 02-12-2010, 11:11 AM   #12
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gonly:

Well, you may have messed something up during the install, and to try to find it now after the fact may be pretty difficult. I'd suggest that you try the install again from scratch.

However....

Not all hardware works equally well with Linux, and this is the fault of the hardware manufacturers, not Linux. Not all of them provide Linux drivers for their products.

PCLinuxOS works well with most standard hardware. However, run the CD in LIVE mode first. Put the CD in the CD drive and reboot your machine. If needed, press F2 or F10 or whatever your machine needs to allow you to select booting from the CD. RUN PCLinuxOS from the CD and make sure that it works correctly. Try out the wireless, wired Internet, monitor settings, and so on. If it all works as it should, THEN, while still running from the CD, choose to install.

It's been a while since I installed PCLinusOS myself. Just make sure that when it asks you where to install, select the SAME location where PCLinuxOS is currently installed. This will force an overwrite, which is what you want.

Let us know how it goes.

Frank.
 
Old 02-12-2010, 02:08 PM   #13
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INIT : NO INITTab file found
There's your problem. The file /etc/inittab has been deleted.

If you're lucky enough to have a backup, use it to restore that file. But you probably don't, so you'll need an alternative approach.

The best option is if someone else with a default PCLinuxOS install can copy their inittab to you. Boot from a LiveCD, mount your PCLinuxOS partition, and copy the file to /etc/inittab. Then you should be good to go.

You could try asking in the distro forum here, in the PCLinuxOS forums, or maybe on a mailing list. Someone should be running a near-default install and can post the file.
 
Old 02-12-2010, 04:17 PM   #14
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There's your problem. The file /etc/inittab has been deleted.

If you're lucky enough to have a backup, use it to restore that file. But you probably don't, so you'll need an alternative approach.

The best option is if someone else with a default PCLinuxOS install can copy their inittab to you. Boot from a LiveCD, mount your PCLinuxOS partition, and copy the file to /etc/inittab. Then you should be good to go.

You could try asking in the distro forum here, in the PCLinuxOS forums, or maybe on a mailing list. Someone should be running a near-default install and can post the file.
How about this then:- How can I reinstall the PClinuxos without losing
any data that is on the HD. I tried to hook the HD as a slave on WindowXP but it didn't recognize the HD that has Linux. thank you for you help
 
Old 02-12-2010, 05:40 PM   #15
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If you have /home on its own partition, that would be the best method. Otherwise, use a livecd to back up your data.
 
  


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