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Old 09-11-2003, 02:03 AM   #1
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I Frucked Up Linux

Hi there...hmmmm...HELP!

i was mounting a FAT32 HD and i finally worked it out.....but i mounted the wrong one i went to rename it but it wouldn't let i deleted the mount pt. without thinking that it would obviously delete my precious music collection

I booted into windows to check if infact my music had been deleted (well half of it...) and yes it had been i thought ok i will boot back into linux and get it out of the trash......

So I booted into linux and logged on (up to here was fine) BUT when i typed in 'startx' the screen went blank for about 7sec or so and a whole screen of shite came up....which i think teh only important thing on it was the following:

could not init font path element unix/:7100, removing from list!

Fatal server error
could not open default font 'fixed'

any clues? i would be very grateful.....!!

p.s. i am using red hat 9.....and i have a working boot floppy...also windows works fine
Old 09-11-2003, 03:16 AM   #2
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If all you've done is tried to mount the FAT partition, check the mount point.

Boot into linux as normal. Login (or su) as root and edit the file /etc/fstab. Comment out the FAT mount point, save the file and reboot.

If this is the problem, create a different directory to mount the FAT partitiion to (say /mount/windows1) from the default, and put this in the entry in /etc/fstab)

Let me know if this works...


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