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Old 09-16-2003, 12:25 PM   #1
DTre08
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Question Mandrake boot/filesystem trouble


I just rebooted my mandrake 9.1 and i recieved an errormessage about having a damaged filesystem. After running an integrety check, the machine booted up into a mode i haven't seen before where i could log on to my normal account, adm, root, apache, ssh and about twenty other accounts I chose to log on to my usual user account, and all i got was the blue mandrake background and a white shell. Is this somekind of "special" mandrake rescue mode? If so, How do I restore my system from here? The boot floppy get's me the same screen.

Somebody please hi(n)t me
 
Old 09-16-2003, 01:28 PM   #2
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Is the white shell to be considered a "window" ?
If so, seems like you went into "failsafe" XWindows mode... which should lead us to think that your file system is ok.

Can you reboot your machine several times and post more impressions?

Can you see any mounted filesystem ?

Try :
# mount
# df -k
# runlevel

Post your " ps -fe " results.
 
Old 09-16-2003, 02:19 PM   #3
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my filesystems are fine now, but I still get the strange white shell on the blue background, after logging in to my usual account. I also get a login option for apache, postgresql and what have you not. This happens even though I'm starting up normally (not failsafe). That doesn't get me anywhere either...I'll just try the stuff you suggested

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Everything looks fine, except maybe for the runlevel. It's set to five. Is that the right mode?

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Old 09-19-2003, 01:54 PM   #4
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runlevel 5 means graphic (xwindows) login. That's ok.

Also try "startkde" and see what happens
 
Old 09-19-2003, 05:22 PM   #5
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Problem solved. I simply changed the display manager from mdkKDM to KDM. mdkKDM is waaaaaay too buggy...

Thanx for responding.
 
  


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