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Old 04-12-2004, 10:54 AM   #1
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Linux Wont Start Up After 1 Day


Hi,

I just installed SuSE 9 yesterday, played with it all day and it was fine...

Now when i try to boot it says:

Fsck failed. Please repair manually and reboot.

/Root is mounted Read-Only. Type

mount -d -o remount,rw /

Then it asks me for a Root password and when i log in it brings me into a shell...

How do i get back to KDE, etc..

Thanks alot
 
Old 04-12-2004, 10:58 AM   #2
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Also im sorry i forgot to say.. Im running Windows XP on another partition.. Woops...
 
Old 04-12-2004, 10:59 AM   #3
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Did you exit with the power button and not shutting down with the OS? Because I think thats what does that. I dunno. I am not positive here, perhaps some smarter dude can help

EDIT: Oh yes, put your distos in in your UserCP. Its a button at the top of the screen, it will let people know what disto you are using
 
Old 04-12-2004, 11:01 AM   #4
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First of all, Fsck is the file system check program that you can run to verify the integrity of your drive, basically the same idea as the disk checker in Windows. It almost sounds like Fsck couldn't run, or couldn't repair the problem though, whatever it is.

If you want to get back into KDE type startx from the shell. It sounds like you're still going to have a problem with the disk though. Try running Fsck once you've managed to log back in. See if it finds anything that it can repair. Linkage to an explanation of fsck here
 
Old 04-12-2004, 11:28 AM   #5
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Hey thanks alot for all your help..

Ok so I tried to run "startx"

it said :

initx - command nout found
authx - command not found....

then i tried to run "fsck" at the shell screen...

fsck.reiserfs /dev/ataraid/d0p3 failed. (Status 0x10) Run Manually.

Warning fsck.reiserfs /dev/ataRaid/d0p3 exited with signal 6.

Please help..
.
P.S. I have a raid card in my computer but im not using it...
P.P.S. This error message MIGHT have happened because i ran windows??
 
Old 04-12-2004, 12:00 PM   #6
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It looks like fsck is trying to diagnose drives on that unused RAID card you've got in your machine. Another try:

Assuming that you installed Windows on the machine first, it would take up the first partition on the master drive on your first IDE channel. Second partition should be one of your Linux partitions, as well as third, fourth, etc.

Try this:
run fsck and point it to /dev/hda2

that will point it to your 'a' hard disk and partition number 2. If you put Linux on a second drive in your machine, you'd tell fsck to look to /dev/hdb instead. Have it check the specific partitions and see if you can't solve some of the problems.

If that doesn't work, I don't know what to tell you. Good luck
 
  


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