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Old 09-06-2005, 10:53 PM   #1
moosegoose
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10.1 Freezes when starting...


Mandrake 10.1 always freezes whenever I try to start it...

It always freezes at "Loading USB Filesystem"

So I dump my USB devices and then it loads to run level 3. Not 5 with KDE or gnome...but 3. Then I try to startx, and it gives me a bunch of kernel panic errors and other dumb things.

I assume the startx failing is because of my 6800 GT not passing the silly test during installation...but still.

Anyone have a clue as to what the problem is?
 
Old 09-07-2005, 03:59 AM   #2
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Whatever the problem is it maybe solved in newer releases. I recommend to try those first.
If you can't do that then post exactly the error messages, someone may understand them.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 07:52 AM   #3
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Forgive me for my left field suggestion,

Do you have seperate partitions for /usr and/or /sbin?

There is a thread floating around where 10.1 doesn't mount /usr in time for usb services to kick in...

For example, the boot process calls to usb services, then mount /usr (and any other filesystem) but the catch is that the usb service executable/script resides in /usr.

I did the double whammy and kept /usr and /sbin on the same partition AND upgraded to LE2005.

No problems ...

Cheers
HoOLi
 
Old 09-07-2005, 08:05 AM   #4
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i suggest you using Windows XP, then everything will be OK.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 04:45 PM   #5
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Hmm...I will have to check the installation again

Thanks for the reply's.

BTW, I know everything there is to know about Windows (pretty much), I also know a bit about linux and alot about hardware.

I am just looking for new things to make me think hard
 
Old 09-07-2005, 05:29 PM   #6
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I thought the point of LinuxQuestions was to help others and ourselves to know a bit more about Linux and to resolve whatever problems there might arise.
So the post of "futurist" is out of the question and out of place in this forum.

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i suggest you using Windows XP, then everything will be OK.
Let's try and live Windowz in a partition laying around in the disk and boot it whenever it is necessary!

JdogPC
 
  


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