Kubuntu boots only in recovery mode
wafa at email.arizona.edu
Fri Feb 3 22:23:34 UTC 2006
John DeCarlo wrote:
> Frankly, I don't know what the problem is, but I have had somewhat similar
> experiences, so I have some suggestions. Remember that turning off your
> computer can lead to disk file corruption and other symptoms.
--> So I'd heard; just never had it happen to me before.
> 2. Disk issues. From recovery mode, run fsck on each Linux partition.
--> That finally seemed to work. The odd thing is, fsck didn't find any
problems. I issued a shutdown -rF now command, & at the boot prompt, added
norestore to the end of
vmlinuz-2.6.12-9-386 root=/dev/hda8 ro quiet splash
in my default boot option at Grub's boot menu screen, so it read:
vmlinuz-2.6.12-9-386 root=/dev/hda8 ro quiet splash norestore
Search me, I have no idea why that worked. Just saw it as a suggestion on a
forum somewhere & tried it for lack of other options.
Even then it wasn't smooth. The bootup did interrupt itself with a message
telling me to hit ctrl-D to ignore the problem & continue booting. That had
never worked before; now it did. So far everything seems good with the
running of the system itself. All my user settings etc etc seem fine.
There has to be a better way to handle the next time my system freezes. (Given
it's a P4 2.1 ghz with 384 megs of RAM, it's kind of surprising that a
slideshow on Shutterfly.com caused Firefox & the system to freeze in the
first place. Stupid scripts.)
Thanks a ton anyway,
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