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25th July 2007, 08:53 AM
Just trying to recover my F7 installation after a tragedy yesterday. Was downloading regular updates as usual and on installation received a 'send error report' message. On rebooting was welcomed with an
"INIT id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes" message

From here I rebooted with rescueCD and edited the /etc/inittab to change default run-level to 3 which seems to have worked, I can get a shell-prompt but cannot get "startx" to run.

If I use Knoppix 5.1.1 I can mount SDA1 and 2 but not SDA3 (where my f7 installation is)

Any advice welcomed!


25th July 2007, 09:11 AM
Hello. I also ran into the same system update crash and noted the same system errors. Also many of my packages were gone and I had to reinstall them one by one to achieve a working system. It was a total loss. I reinstalled F7 from DVD and have recovered all my data. What a mess.

Any clue as to what the heck happened?