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Old 11-24-2010, 10:01 AM   #1
InTheMarket
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Can't startup to ubuntu, all I got is command line, not sure what I'm supposed to do.


Initially, I had dozens of errors from missing processes. I chrooted from live CD and reinstalled them.
Now I got this:
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fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2
/dev/sda5: clean, 213665/4104192 files, 2426106/16389120 blocks
init: screen-cleanup main process (726) terminated with status 1
Starting NBD client process: Connecting...nbd-client version 2.9.14
Usage: nbd-client [bs=blocksize] [timeout=sec] host port nbd_device [-swap] [-persist] [-nofork]
Or   : nbd-client -d nbd-device
Or   : nbd-client -c nbd device
Default values for blocksize is 1024 (recommended for ethernet)
Allowed values for blocksize are 512,1024,2048,2096
Note, that kernel 2.4.2 and older ones do not work correctly with
blocksizes other than 1024 without patches
connected /dev/nbd0
Activating...
Error: NBD_TYPE[0] contains unknown value
nbd-client.
 * Setting sensors limits                                                                                                                                                                          [ OK ]
It does not seem Authotkey is installed. Exiting...
 * Starting MTA                                                                                                                                                                                      [ OK ]
 * Starting the Windbind daemon windbind                                                                                                                                                 [  OK ]
saned disabled; edit etc/default/saned
Starting advanced periodic command scheduler: frcon.
 * Enabling additional executable binary formats binfmt-support                                                                                                                 [ OK ]
 * Checking battery state...
and a blinking cursor.

What am I supposed to do? How can I fix this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time.
 
Old 11-24-2010, 02:26 PM   #2
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What version of Ubuntu is it? What's your hardware? Did you check if disk image was burned successfully?
 
Old 11-24-2010, 03:34 PM   #3
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I'm sorry if i seem to be nit-picking, but the words that you used are the only clue we have got as to what is going on.

Quote:
Originally Posted by InTheMarket View Post
Can't startup to ubuntu, all I got is command line, not sure what I'm supposed to do.
If you have the command line, it could be as easy as typing 'startx' (no quotes) but

Quote:
...and a blinking cursor...
suggests that you have a blinking cursor, rather than either a command prompt or a login prompt.

Quote:
Originally Posted by InTheMarket View Post
Initially, I had dozens of errors from missing processes.
What were you doing when this happened? Was it an install? (If so, was there enough disk space to give an install any chance of working?) Or was it something that had been working and then went wrong (what happened?)?

What makes you think that processes, rather than files, were missing?

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I chrooted from live CD and reinstalled them.
Do you know what to 'chroot' means? (ie, run a process in a tricked-up environment, so that what seems to be the filesystem root is in fact some directory other than the filesystem root). Why would you be doing that? Or did you try to cd somewhere, or copy something?

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Now I got this:
[code]
fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2
/dev/sda5: clean, 213665/4104192 files, 2426106/16389120 blocks
OK, that part starts to make some kind of sense; something is detected as being wrong with this disk partition, which may just be because shutdown was not clean, or it may be something more serious.

What did you intend sda5 to be doing in your install (/, /home, swap, something else?) and did you intend to be using other partitions for anything else (ie, what was your intended partition layout)? Are you sure that partitions have not just got swapped?

Do you have a live CD of any kind available to you? Can you use that to look at the hard disk and see anything about what is going on (in particular, can you look at the /etc/fstab on the hard disk (not the live cd) and get a clue as to what is happening?

Oh, and in general, do you get any of these errors while booting from the live CD?
 
  


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