On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 2:06 PM, Leonard
> BIG SNIP.
>> > What happens if you boot into recovery mode and run
>> No can do. No such animal, as mentioned above.
> Are you sure you are accessing recovery mode(single user) correctly? On a
> boot/reboot, you have to press escape before grub starts and select the
> recovery mode kernel entry from the list of available kernels to boot. It's
> the second entry for each installed kernel. let the system boot in recovery
> mode and you should eventually see a gui listing of 4 entries, the last of
> which is xfix. Select the xfix entry and continue booting.
It's a bit different for me. Pressing escape before grub starts does
nothing, maybe because there's no boot manager before grub. I have it
on the MBR, and it's first in line. But yes, I start the second
kernel, and it is recovery mode. But the menu I get does not match
this description. Instead I get a character-mode menu UI (looks sort
of graphical, but does not respond
to a mouse, just arrow keys), with 6 options:
1 resume Resume normal boot
2 clean Try to make free space
3 dpkg Repair broken packages
4 fsck File system check
5 grub Update grub bootloader
6 netroot Drop to root shell prompt with networking
> I'm not totally sure if Jaunty has xfix in recovery mode as I haven't used it
> but can't think of a reason why it would not be.
> Let the list know if you followed the above general sequence or not.
> Leonard Chatagnier
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