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Old 05-11-2004, 08:57 AM   #1
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Unhappy System crashed...

Hi all,
I am using Fedora Core 1.
Last night, when I was surfing the internet, my Linux crashed... I didn't know
what happen with it, but I couldn't move the mouse, shutdown or anything...
I waited 30 minutes, nothing happened, So I did just turn-off the power...
But when I booted it again, in BLACK screen, it started to checking something,
sorry I am new to Linux, and there's some "FAILED" message, and of cause, I don't
know the detail, what was it... It asked me to press the enter to continue to boot,
yeah, I pressed the Enter, and I could login to my PC...
But, when I start Mozilla to day, it said, CANNOT use Defualt account, and forced
me to creat new one, I created new one, but I lost my all bookmarks...
So, I wanna know there's any way, or free Linux software, that can check the system
files or not, specially my cases, after PC crashed...
Thank you.
Old 05-11-2004, 04:41 PM   #2
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" So, I wanna know there's any way, or free Linux software, that can check the system
files or not, specially my cases, after PC crashed..."

There is a rescue CD mode on your install CD. Boot the install CD into rescue mode. Then run fsck against every Linux partition except swap. It is very important that you tell fsck what file system type each partition is. Assuming that you are using ext3 then the fsck commands will look something like:

fsck -t ext3 /dev/hda1
fsck -t ext3 /dev/hda2

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites
Old 05-12-2004, 10:04 AM   #3
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did you check to see if mozilla was still running when you rebooted? if you have your system set to restore the session, then running apps are restarted when you log back in. this would make sense about not being able to use the default user for mozilla, because that one would still be in use. try using the top or ps -e command to see the running processes. if mozilla is indeed running, use the command killall mozilla to stop the process. hope this helps.


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