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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ Help Reqd With My Linux Installation

Posted by: vikramh Oct 18 2002, 10:24 AM

I used linuxconf to mount a new drive I had installed in my PC. Everything worked fine after I did the mount. Then I rebooted my pc, and then it would not bring up x-windows. It would only give me the non-graphic login prompt. I then edited /etc/fstab and deleted the new line added due to teh new mount. Then when I rebooted, it wouldnt even give me a login prompt. It would always give me the prompt "sh-2.04" prompt.

What does this mean. I am a newbie... pls help me repair my pc. THanks in advance.

Posted by: styker Oct 24 2002, 05:25 AM

It means something went wrong. I'm no fan of linuxconf, and haven't used it for years, BUT what you describe, and what happened, doesn't make sense unless there is a BIG glitch in linuxconf.

Are you sure you delete the fstab entry for the "new mount"?

You're saying it doesn't give you a login prompt, but gives you a sh-2.04 prompt... That's not good, you're given a shell without loging in?

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