Hi happy Linux users, please help make me a happy user too, because:-

I can no longer get to kde?

I am using mandrakelinux 2.4.19-16mdk on an i686

When I start my computer the choices via lilo are available and when I boot using the floppy likewise things get started.

However, instead of firing up kde I only get a command prompt ( without any shell ).

Signing in this way as root and trying to fire up a program I get:

Cannot open display

Using the command kde I get

no screens found.

When resetting and using fsck I get before the cursor stops moving, though still flashing, I see the last four lines as :-

Mounting file system
kmod : failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k block-major-8, errno = 2
mount : error 6 mounting ext3 flags Freeing unused kernel memory : 136k freed
Kernel panic : No init found. Try passing init = option to kernel

The cursor is left flashing one space in

As a newbie to this I need step by step to find/fix the problem.

One other thought to include here as a maybe, - At times the screen starts flashing though I am able to still enter commands.

Any suggestions anyone?

This is like windows???? hopefully not.

As always - prepared to T.I.N.K.E.R