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Problem Booting Mint

Postby lawlernet on Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:15 pm

I am currently having difficulties booting Linux Mint 6. Before the problem began, I had my computer in suspend mode, and when it came out hibernation the internet was not working (although it said I was connected to the wifi network). Since I was having difficulties with the internet, I had decided to reboot because it had happened before and that always fixed it. However, when I started up it said that the reboot was not a clean restart, and I had to restart again, and it brought up an error that said I must run fdisk in order to fix the problem, but it prompts for a root password. I do not have the root password enabled, so I cannot run fdisk. Does anyone have any suggestions, would be much appreciated, thank you.
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Re: Problem Booting Mint

Postby grimdestripador on Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:36 pm

Might want to wait on more answers to agee; but I'll give you my thoughts

Q/A IMPORTANT QUESTION 1
If your computer comes out of suspend mode correctly, but still lacks networking this is probably due to your IP being released from the DHCP tables on your DHCP server. Correct this by renewing your IP. Easily accomplished by clicking on the icon representing networking (eth0 if Ethernet) or by typing into your terminal
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 sudo dhclient
In terminal one can also check ip by typing
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 sudo ifconfig
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Q/A IMPORTANT QUESTION 2
I believe that it says run chkdsk (checkdisk) not fdisk
It seems like it wants your root password to do a repair files; ie lost harddsik sectors.
I believe this can be fised
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Re: Problem Booting Mint

Postby lawlernet on Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:45 pm

Thanks for question 1, I'll keep it in mind next time.


Regarding question 2: It mentions specifically fdisk, and on top of that, I do NOT have the root password enabled, so what do I do at this point? Is it possible to fix this via the Live CD? Can you give me instructions, please?

Thanks.
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Re: Problem Booting Mint

Postby grimdestripador on Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:19 pm

Yes exactally Boot from any mint live cd and use sudo to first run chkdsk then fdisk. I believe something like:

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user@QuadXDamage ~ $ sudo fdisk -l
sudo password for user:

Disk /dev/sda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x90909090

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1        4863    39062016   83  Linux
/dev/sda2            4864        7295    19535040   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3            7296       14593    58621185    7  HPFS/NTFS


then use man fsck.ext3 to find the command for force check verbose mode (you could add option y for auto yes)
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sudo fsck.ext3 -fv /dev/sda1
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