[mythtv-users] System melt down

Fredrik Hallgarde mythtv at tedde.nu
Mon Jul 9 20:44:00 UTC 2007

Damian Surr skrev:
> My system has just dealt me a final blow to the privates.
> This seemed to be booting 
> Kubuntu normally (screen with the progress bar showing), but then came 
> out of this and showed me some information about the hard drives. I'm 
> afraid I can't remember what it said and I don't have the heart to go 
> and look again at the moment. The system was waiting for my input (there 
> was a command prompt at the bottom of the hd info) and I seemed to be 
> logged in as root. I couldn't type anything though as the keyboard I use 
> is wireless over a usb radio receiver. I assume that bit hadn't loaded 
> at the point that Kubuntu gave up the ghost. I'll plug another keyboard 
> into it tomorrow, but as I was already feeling like crap and didn't know 
> what I'd do even if I did get the keyboard working I decided to step 
> away from the machine for tonight.
Most likely it is asking you about running fsck (to check the file 
system) on the harddrive as one of the attempts did not shutdown cleanly.
Read the instructions and let it do the check.

With regards to diagnostics I found these links that might give you some 

Generally I would pop a Knoppix or DSL (damnsmalllinux.org) disc in to 
check that it boots and that I can mount the file systems (run the fsck 
above first if possible).

just my 2 cents.


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