I can't boot except in root [SOLVED}

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I can't boot except in root [SOLVED}

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This is now [Solved]:

HELP please.

I followed instructions here:

http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=138037.0

With the -nosplash option

and I think that or something else has messed up my start screen because I can only startx from root from text line while rebooting.

Is what is broken called "upstart"?
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Re: I can't boot except in root

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--nospash is xscreensaver setting. It has nothing to do with booting.
or starting a Graphical login.
You should NOT have to type startx.

Please post the output of

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inxi -Fszc0 | pastebin
Should be a short URL.
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Re: I can't boot except in root

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error Failed to open TCP connection to ap in github.com:443 (get addreinfo: Temprorary failure in name resolutions)

in root system is not going online, it's disabled in root?
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Re: I can't boot except in root

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I'm sorry I didn't respond right away, was away from computer. Messaging here from other computer.
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Re: I can't boot except in root

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wutsinterweb wrote:in root system is not going online, it's disabled in root?
You don't need to be root to run that command and you might as well just run it w/o the 'pastebin' and post the output here inside 'code' tags. (I got 30 lines output from it).

My guess is that setting up the screensaver is NOT causing your boot problem.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?
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Re: I can't boot except in root

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ok
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Re: I can't boot except in root

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ok when I try to boot I get this message following here but I cannot type in that "inxi..." because nothing appears when I type, only can put in root password:

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"[   1.696443] usb 5-1.1:device descriptor read /64, error -32" 
"[   1.908438] usb 5-1.1:device descriptor read /64, error -32"
"[   2.188445] usb 5-1.1:device descriptor read /64, error -32"
"Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in, type "journalctl -xb" to view system logs, "systemctlreboot" to reboot, "systemctl default" or ^D to try agaijn to boot into default mode.
Give root password for maintenance
(or press control-D to continue:"
then I try ctrl-D and it just tries for a while then goes back to the same screen.
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Re: I can't boot except in root

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When I enter my root password and enter in "inxi -Fszc0" I get a long list of all my hardwares with no errors, would post a screen shot here but my phone camera is hosed
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Re: I can't boot except in root

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wutsinterweb wrote:When I enter my root password and enter in "inxi -Fszc0" I get a long list of all my hardwares with no errors, would post a screen shot here but my phone camera is hosed
No worries, We can work around it. :)
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Re: I can't boot except in root

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on the text screen I type "startx user:signmeuptoo" (was guessing on how to type it, and I get a ton of stuff until the end where it says:

..."waiting for X server to shut down (II) Server terminated successfully (0) Closing log Fileiver (II)) [KMS]
Kernal mode setting enabled.xinit: unable to run program "/user/bin/xterm": No such file or directory Specify a program on the command l"... it truncates there on the screen and goes to a prompt, in the middle of the screen that flashes but doesn't respond.
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Re: I can't boot except in root

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wutsinterweb,

Boot the live media (your installation media) and paste back the results of sudo blkid

Stay in the live session so you can mount the linux partition and check the autostart folder and possibly get rid of xscreensaver
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ok, gonna try it now
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mint@mint ~ $ sudo blkid /dev/sda1: LABEL="System Reserved" UUID="7ECE760DCE75BE49" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="b8b896aa-01" /dev/sda2: UUID="D6868E2E868E0F65" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="b8b896aa-02" /dev/sda3: UUID="0EE4FE08E4FDF1B7" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="b8b896aa-03" /dev/sda6: UUID="e0f9ffc8-0099-472d-a5ff-b773cf90fc36" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="b8b896aa-06" /dev/sdb1: LABEL="System Reserved" UUID="386C85686C85222C" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="a45c0796-01" /dev/sdb2: LABEL="WindowPrograms" UUID="B2202B34202AFF4B" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="a45c0796-02" /dev/sdb4: UUID="88A20806A207F788" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="a45c0796-04" /dev/sdb5: LABEL="LinuxMediaStore" UUID="66EC8773EC873BF5" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="a45c0796-05" /dev/sde1: TYPE="zfs_member" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="cc2176c0-3e99-4909-b11b-64ce72f57608" /dev/sr0: UUID="2017-01-25-16-53-48-00" LABEL="Linux Mint 18.1 KDE 64-bit" TYPE="iso9660" PTUUID="001f926c" PTTYPE="dos" /dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs" /dev/sda5: UUID="b26dfdb5-5486-4b4b-bce1-7c1a3f8a6d72" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="b8b896aa-05" /dev/sdc1: TYPE="zfs_member" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="e0180d80-cc52-4194-a1a8-cb1f046c5a24" /dev/sdd1: TYPE="zfs_member" PARTLABEL="Basic data partition" PARTUUID="4d1ca83c-9f36-4439-a358-6676a06b0fae" mint@mint ~ $
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Re: I can't boot except in root

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Looking at that, I remember that I had to update Windows and when the update (it's a dual boot) updated Windows literallly wiped the Mint install, so I had to reinstall Mint.

During my first install, I only had the SSD hooked up, but when I did the windows update and had to restore it off of the thumb drive, I did have the other drives connected. Did that cause Windows to put start up stuff on the hard drive rather than the SSD?

Freaking Windows.

I still have to be able to run it, and don't have a second personal computer so I do need to dual boot.

And I still don't get why those three drives, the 3 TB WD Blacks are seen as ZFS.

I did have everything running ok, but I did make it to where the 3 WD drives would mount on boot.
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Re: I can't boot except in root

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Maybe someone else who dual boots can help with windows, I don't dual boot here.

First lets see what you got here

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sudo mount /dev/sda6 /mnt
Paste back

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ls -lh /mnt/home/yourname/.config/autostart
change yourname above to your linux username
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Re: I can't boot except in root

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mint@mint ~ $

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 ls -lh /mnt/home/signmeuptoo/ .config/autostart
ls: cannot access '.config/autostart': No such file or directory
/mnt/home/signmint@mint ~ $ ls -lh /mnt/home/signmeuptoo/ .config/autostart
ls: cannot access '.config/autostart': No such file or directory
/mnt/home/signmeuptoo/:
total 32K
drwxr-xr-x 2 1000 1000 4.0K Feb 28 10:25 Desktop
drwxr-xr-x 3 1000 1000 4.0K Feb 28 16:18 Documents
drwxr-xr-x 2 1000 1000 4.0K Feb 28 10:25 Downloads
drwxr-xr-x 2 1000 1000 4.0K Feb 28 10:25 Music
drwxr-xr-x 3 1000 1000 4.0K Mar  1 10:04 Pictures
drwxr-xr-x 2 1000 1000 4.0K Feb 28 10:25 Public
drwxr-xr-x 2 1000 1000 4.0K Feb 28 10:25 Templates
drwxr-xr-x 2 1000 1000 4.0K Feb 28 10:25 Videos
mint@mint ~ $ 
meuptoo/:
total 32K
drwxr-xr-x 2 1000 1000 4.0K Feb 28 10:25 Desktop
drwxr-xr-x 3 1000 1000 4.0K Feb 28 16:18 Documents
drwxr-xr-x 2 1000 1000 4.0K Feb 28 10:25 Downloads
drwxr-xr-x 2 1000 1000 4.0K Feb 28 10:25 Music
drwxr-xr-x 3 1000 1000 4.0K Mar  1 10:04 Pictures
drwxr-xr-x 2 1000 1000 4.0K Feb 28 10:25 Public
drwxr-xr-x 2 1000 1000 4.0K Feb 28 10:25 Templates
drwxr-xr-x 2 1000 1000 4.0K Feb 28 10:25 Videos
mint@mint ~ $
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Re: I can't boot except in root

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What does ls -lh /mnt/home return :?:
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Re: I can't boot except in root

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mint@mint ~ $ ls -lh /mnt/home
total 4.0K
drwxr-xr-x 26 1000 1000 4.0K Mar  2 01:03 signmeuptoo
mint@mint ~ $
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Re: I can't boot except in root

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And now ls -lh /mnt/home/signmeuptoo/.config/
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mint@mint ~ $ ls -lh /mnt/signmeuptoo/.config/
ls: cannot access '/mnt/signmeuptoo/.config/': No such file or directory
mint@mint ~ $
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