Kubuntu boots only in recovery mode
wafa at email.arizona.edu
Thu Feb 2 18:54:36 UTC 2006
My first post...sadly it had to happen when I'm having trouble.
So up until yesterday my Kubuntu install on a Dell desktop was working fine &
had been for the last couple of months. Yesterday, a script caused Firefox to
hang, my entire system froze, & in frustration I restarted by turning the
power off & power back on. I rebooted in Windows, installed an update to my
ATI display driver, & tried to reboot into Kubuntu.
Have been trying repeatedly, but no luck -- it goes through the boot process,
reaches the stage where it says "configuring modules", loops back & begins
the boot process again, & then finally reaches a root recovery prompt, saying
it was unable to exit this runlevel & continue booting. The boot stage
immediately preceding this is "setting up disk parameters".
From this root prompt, if I type startx, KDE loads fine & with no problem --
except I am in recovery mode. Selecting recovery mode at boot time also leads
to a smooth startup. I simply can't load the main user, i.e. me. (I have no
other users set up on this machine).
I tried adding the "norestore" command to the "boot" command in Grub's
menu.lst file; same thing. Am sending this from my notebook, on which Kubuntu
seems to be doing fine (fingers crossed). Any & all suggestions/help will be
Thanks a ton,
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