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Re: [SLUG] Can't log in to RH7 drive. Ideas ?


Have you tried logging in single user? Type "linux single" at the lilo
prompt and will definitly avoid starting X which seams to be your
problem.

On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 04:12:49PM +1000, mikel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 03:22:05PM +1000, Adam F. Bogacki wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm having trouble logging in to my RH7 drive. When I try I
> > get a repeated message before the log-in screen should come up, suggesting
> > the boot program is doing a loop:
> > 
> > "According to  /var/run/gdm.pid, gdm was already running (1094) but seems to
> > have been murdered mysteriously
> > 
> > According to  /var/run/gdm.pid, gdm was already running (....) but seems to
> > have been murdered mysteriously
> > 
> > According to  /var/run/gdm.pid, gdm was already running (....) but seems to
> > have been murdered mysteriously"
> 
> After you get logged in you can prob delete this lock file manually. Now to login...
> 
> > If I can't get any other ideas I think I'll just have to install RH7.1 over
> > RH7.0 and lose all the software I've installed and downloaded. It would,
> > however, solve the problem of my root (/) partition showing 100% usage when
> > I 'df'. When I tried 'du -S | sort -n' it showed that I had a number of
> 
> They can be deleted manually after logging in. Root should prob still have 5% disk space reserved for it.
> 
> > non-deleted cores as the largest users of diskpace apart from StarOffice5.2,
> > but when I deleted (some of) them as root, my root partition still showed
> > 100% usage. Now I can't even log on .....
> 
> Can you login as root by using the other consoles under Ctrl-Alt-F2 ?
> ie do you get a login prompt when you do the above three finger.
> 
> Mike
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