[SOLVED] Working System will not boot, I do not understand the messages on the screen.
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Working System will not boot, I do not understand the messages on the screen.
I am really out of my depth with this & do not understand what I am required to do, I badly need detailed help.
I am running Open SUSE 11.4, all was well until I inadvertently hit the restart button on my box during the boot process.
Now on boot it gets to the green Open SUSE screen, then a lot of white info on a black screen, at the end of this huge amount of info comes the line -
bash mount -n -o remount, rw / followed by - only control D will reboot, then followed by - give password for login:_.
I enter my root password, then in red the line - (repair filesystem) # comes up, then if I enter "y" an error message comes up, if I enter "yes" then a single y repeats continually down the screen.
If I enter "help" at any prompt a lot of stuff that I really do not understand comes up.
I have tried booting from my installation DVD & choosing "repair system", then a line - rescue login appears.
I enter my root password, then the line
rescue:~ # comes up, if I enter yes then continuing y's appear as above.
Help please !!!!!!!!!!! I am lost.
It's my first response to LQ, so please don't scold at me if I post something ridiculous...
If my guess is correct, you can reboot your machine into single-user mode, then use vi to remove all the non-critical mount. Maybe your one of your mounts such as /home, /tmp, /var, etc. were mounted from a bad partition or disk?
I followed the link & read the info, thanks very much works a treat.
I entered my PW at prompt, entered "fsck -y" at "repair system #" prompt, was prompted to reboot, used cntrl d,
system rebooted & all was well - great. Simple when you know how, as you obviously do.
Where can I find a list of useful commands such as "fsck" & info on what they do ?
Thanks again, Regards flatstan.