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Old 03-22-2005, 04:17 PM   #1
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Unhappy Problem with booting

I have Mandrake Linux 10.0 and Windows XP in separate partitions. I used to use both for a while when someday my Linux freezed and I had to reboot.
Now when Linux starts I get the following messages:

Mounting sysfs on /sys
Unmountin initrd:umount:/initrd:device is busy [FAILED]

after that the system freezes during an integrity check.

I booted with a rescue disk and used e2fsck to check the partition. As far as I understand it was fixed and now although I get the same failure message the integrity check is not forced and I can boot, but only in failsafe mode. If I try to load the graphic environment the system freezes again.

What can I do? Could it have to do with any hardware configuration?
Old 03-22-2005, 05:58 PM   #2
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Look at the logs and see if you can find out what is going on.I don't use mandrake but should be in /var/log so :
 cd /var/log 
ls (to show you what is there)
when you get to something that looks interesting you can open it with pico or nano
nano -w /var/log/messages (you may need to be root to view the files)
also check as root
anything interesting?

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