Hi, I've created some major problems for myself, I think.
Last night my machine seemed to stop responding and I couldn't close any programs down, nor access the Menu button, so I powered off. I would never normally do that in windoze, but couldn't think what else to do - I'm very new to Redhat
This morning, the machine appears to boot normally, prompts to check the files due to not shutting down cleanly, does that OK. It then gets to where it normally shows the gui login screen, but can't quite get there and cycles permanently between the text login (very briefly as usual) and attempting to show the gui screen again, which never shows.
I've corrupted some files I suppose, a good lesson to me to learn that there must be some other way of shutting down when it seems to have locked up on me, but that's not the question now.
How do I recover from this situation and get the gui logon screen back? I can boot to windoze OK. Can I simply do a reinstall "over the top"? If so, what do I need to watch out for so I don't have to start from scratch?
I have a knoppix cd here somewhere, will that be of any use in trying to sort this out?
Thanks for any help - I'm finding the transition to doing useful things with linux really challenging, but I'm determined to stick with it even though right now I feel like it's not worth it (this will pass!).