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Re: [opensuse] Power failed, won't boot up to desktop
On 2012/07/05 14:32 (GMT-0400) Mark Misulich composed:

What happens if you boot from a rescue disc and run fsck?

I tried to have them boot to runlevel 3 and from command prompt run fsck
-p, and then fsck -y to see if I could correct the problem. But it
didn't work. They can't find the install disk that I left at their
house, so I can't get them to use repair disk.

I am away on a business trip and won't get home for another week. I
have been trying to help them by phone. So unless someone has a better
idea, I will have to wait till I get home and can bring the install disk
with me to their house to try fsck with the disk in the cd drive.

Any bootable Linux media that isn't too old to support the / filesystem can be used to run fsck. Usually the auto fsck that runs after such an irreverent shutdown will automatically fix the problem, so don't count on a novice to be able to do manually what didn't work automatically.

Before next time, get that system hooked up to a UPS. Power failures are inevitable, not mere possibilities.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

Felix Miata ***
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