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Re: [SLUG] Can't log in to RH7 drive. Ideas ?
- To: "Adam F. Bogacki" <afb3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Can't log in to RH7 drive. Ideas ?
- From: Crossfire <xfire@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat May 5 09:20:02 2001
- Cc: "Slug@Slug. Org. Au" <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>, terryc@xxxxxxxxxx, jdubb@xxxxxxxxxxx
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Adam F. Bogacki was once rumoured to have said:
> Muchas Gracias for your wisdom, Crossfire !
I'm actually sorry about my reply - I was in my usual early morning
bad-mood and was extremely annoyed that nobody (except Colin) had
suggested to boot single, which actually should have been the first
thing suggested for you to try.
> Unfortunately it is not so easy ... the whole goddam thing does not stay
> stable long enough to finish writing two words. I know ... I tried it.
Umm, what are you talking about?
you boot single at the lilo prompt, not the login prompt.
If your kenrel image is linux, you type [at the lilo prompt]:
of course, since you're using RedHat 7, by default there is athe
cruddy graphical boot screen, which you can hit escape at to get back
to the prompt IIRC [I disabled the boot graphic shortly after
The problem is that the X server can't start properly, and is dieing,
and GDM is continuously trying to respawn it - and to make matters
worse, the X server is getting far enough to start initialising the
console, hence why you can't change VT, etc for very long.
When you boot single user, gdm isn't running.
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