Will no longer boot up

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Will no longer boot up

Post#1 by meisthfox » 08 May 2016, 08:58

Hi, I've got Porteus with KDE desktop. I originally set it up with root login without a password. It worked fine for approximately two years.Suddenly it shows a new rectangular login screen that I've never seen before "Welcome to Linux at Porteus".I type in root as username and toor as password. The login screen comes back empty. Help!

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Re: Will no longer boot up

Post#2 by Bogomips » 08 May 2016, 13:20

Try rc2 :) See if any different.
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Re: Will no longer boot up

Post#3 by beny » 08 May 2016, 16:24

have you changed video driver ,that seem,the noveau hang the system,but i am wrong,if you do not use it.

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Re: Will no longer boot up

Post#4 by donald » 08 May 2016, 17:20

@ meisthfox
Seems to be similar to this one.
https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php ... 189#p14596
There might be no "simple" way to solve this.

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Re: Will no longer boot up

Post#5 by beny » 08 May 2016, 17:32

hi, you can check if this is like donald says,boot in fresh mode without changes and see if you can boot system.

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Re: Will no longer boot up

Post#6 by meisthfox » 09 May 2016, 14:53

Yes it does boot in fresh mode ..... Does rc2 equal fresh mode ? And no, I've not changed the video driver.

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Re: Will no longer boot up

Post#7 by Bogomips » 09 May 2016, 15:10

meisthfox wrote:Does rc2 equal fresh mode ?
Sorry, if you have been misled. rc2 is freshest version of Porteus distro. :)
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Re: Will no longer boot up

Post#8 by Blaze » 09 May 2016, 17:20

meisthfox, if you have NVIDIA video card you can try this driver for Porteus-v3.2 rc2 x86_64 (kernel version 4.5.3)
nVidia-340.96-porteus-v3.2rc2-x86_64.xzm
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Re: Will no longer boot up

Post#9 by meisthfox » 11 May 2016, 12:50

I don't know if it makes any difference but I forgot to mention that my Porteus OS is on a USB stick.

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Re: Will no longer boot up

Post#10 by beny » 12 May 2016, 09:53

hi, if you have an usb key with fat 32 file system the changes dat is corrupted, seem not shure about this,maybe you have to do a package with the changes folder so you can restore the old changes,you have to make a clean installation do your changes and use the script that make a xzm of your last changes.

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Re: Will no longer boot up

Post#11 by meisthfox » 14 May 2016, 10:04

A bit much for this novice...Are there any kind of instructions available to do that? Otherwise I think I'll just have to bite the bullet And do a new installation with the latest version And redo all the customization I want.

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Re: Will no longer boot up

Post#12 by brokenman » 14 May 2016, 21:14

Fresh mode is one o the boot options when you reach the boot menu. It simply doesn't load all of the extras and changes. If you savefile.dat is corrupted then the easiest thing to do is start again and this time don't use a savefile.dat. Format your USB with a linux file system and avoid the heartache. If you do this, the changes will be stored in a folder and not a file container.
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Re: Will no longer boot up

Post#13 by meisthfox » 16 May 2016, 15:30

How do I format my USB with a linux file system ? Are instructions on the main Porteus website?

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Re: Will no longer boot up

Post#14 by Bogomips » 16 May 2016, 18:28

Linux porteus 4.4.0-porteus #3 SMP PREEMPT Sat Jan 23 07:01:55 UTC 2016 i686 AMD Sempron(tm) 140 Processor AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2) MemTotal: 901760 kB MemFree: 66752 kB

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Re: Will no longer boot up

Post#15 by Ed_P » 16 May 2016, 18:49

This approach works also meisthfox.

viewtopic.php?f=81&t=5845&p=45227&hilit=ext4#p45227
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