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Old 11-09-2003, 11:31 AM   #1
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redhat wont boot.... !!!!


after all my learnings i finally was going somewhere and now my redhat wont boot up.. it says.
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Your session lasted less than 10 seconds.
if you have not loggged out yourself that
means you have an installation problem
or run out of disk space.
i ran linux rescue and nothin happened. what do i type to restore my kde?
 
Old 11-09-2003, 12:16 PM   #2
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Are you getting this after you try to log in from the graphical login screen? Then try another session type in the login manager. The session script you are trying to use probably does something wrong - wrong command to launch the window manager, or something. You can view the scripts in /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/ if you are using gdm.

Håkan
 
Old 11-09-2003, 02:02 PM   #3
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nope.. nothin, not even failsafe logs in.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 02:07 PM   #4
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i think my disk is full.. how can i delete some music files i have through the black screen?

music is at home/joe/music
 
Old 11-09-2003, 03:13 PM   #5
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# cd /home/joe/music
# rm <filename>

Isn't the "blackscreen" of life better than the bluescreen of death?

 
Old 11-09-2003, 03:25 PM   #6
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If it is true that you filled up your disk then you still should be able to log in as root.

If you boot to rescue mode from the 1st CD your root partition will be mounted to /mnt/sysimage. You can use the df command to see how much freed space you have:
df -h

You can then use the rm command to delete files.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 05:54 PM   #7
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yeah i used to be able to go try to login now my screen blinks at the local user name and password... wont let me type.. just blinks black.... bah..

i tried using ..
rm /home/joe/desktop/music and
rm /home/desktop/music and it was sayin no such dir do i need the # and < > 's there?
 
Old 11-09-2003, 06:06 PM   #8
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how can i get to command promt also... so i can type rm ..
 
Old 11-09-2003, 07:01 PM   #9
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Isn't it /home/joe/music not /home/joe/desktop/music?

rm -f /home/joe/music/*

The -f option will not ask for comfirmation before deleting the file.

To boot without kde starting. Restart the computer. when the grub menu pops up press the c key, now type in init 3. Press the enter key.

Not log in as root.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 07:15 PM   #10
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i use floppy disk to boot... i dont see grub. how do i delete that directory? rm -d ?

damn this is gay.. ill just partition my 40 gig and dual boot... this 4 gigger isnt working.. ill start over.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 07:52 PM   #11
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rm -rf <directory name>

and yes, you've gotta be root - luser joe can't do that

sounds like you've just about hosed her fella
 
Old 11-09-2003, 10:50 PM   #12
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im going to dual boot now...... but for further reference... how do i get root access after i run the linux rescue ? all i see is #asdfas-2ba # i think
 
Old 11-10-2003, 03:58 AM   #13
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You automatically root.
 
  


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