**Resolved** Re: OT on :Re: kinit: no resume image, doing normal boot, =?iso-8859-1?q?=09?="urgent please" using live CD and need my compuer back.

steven vollom stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jun 6 19:54:37 UTC 2009

On Saturday 06 June 2009 02:26:08 pm Brian Norman Wootton wrote:
> I think it's worth letting it check and repair your drive. If you have
> data on that drive that you cannot risk, then you may have to take other
> measures -- but if you can replace the data, then fsck the drive. I think
> you will be okay.
> Any other voices on the subject?
> \d
> could try:
> fsck -NV /dev/whatever
> which should just tell what it would have done if you had let it, maybe you
> can then see what damage might be done - could be trivial.
> brian

Dear Brian,

I had some time-critical work to do; no one seemed to be monitoring earlier.  
I reinstalled the OS to do the work.  That worked, but the crash was strange, 
in that I wasn't doing anything particularly different from normal operation.  
I was using a default package manager (KpackageKit) installing a common video 
player (Xine) and the system crashed to the point I could not boot to a 
screen.  I attempted dpkg and a command line video repair feature (can't 
remember the name of the package at the moment), plus shutting down completely 
several times with a few minutes between to see if it might fix itself.  
Nothing worked, so after about 3 hours, I decided to reinstall.  I was trying 
to avoid all the configuration and added packages, but couldn't wait.  Thank 
you for trying to help.  I hope it was not too much waste of your time.

I will keep an eye out for the same problem.  Everything is reinstalled in the 
same configuration, so if something is really wrong, it should reappear.  I am 
saving your suggestion and will try it if the problem reappears.  Thanks 


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