I have recently installed Petra 16 KDE. Of course I wanted some of the cool html5 animated mdm themes.
Found some of samriggs' themes on Deviant Art read and followed all the suggestions regarding how to install the themes,
and I always ended up with an unbootable machine, with no possibility to enter my password to boot.
Very annoying. Being prudent, I always had a system image ready so I could restore and start again.
On one of these unbootable situations, I pressed the <Shift> key to enter the Grub2 menu. The only useful option
available was to boot to a root console. However once at the root console the filesystem is read only,
Not much to be done there.
My question should the need arise in the future how can I circumvent a read only filesystem?
Positive note: On the Linux Mint Art site a .deb of the Html5 animated Mdm themes is available and they work.
Thanks all who have read this post;
Found the answer. Instead of paraphrasing here is the link (for anyone else wondering how to enter recovery mode instead of re-installing - And if you already knew this sorry for being a bore)http://www.itzgeek.com/how-tos/linux/li ... nt-12.html