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ok so i boot up today and like nothing works.. it wont even boot... it says init4 cant boot toomany processes try again in 5 minuites... so i try to ...
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    SuSE won't boot


    ok so i boot up today and like nothing works.. it wont even boot... it says init4 cant boot toomany processes try again in 5 minuites... so i try to see if i can repair something.. and it says it cant find a valid root partiotion... WTF?! i cant get into it, i cant fix it, i cant do anyhitng! im so pissed off!! lost a year worth of data, code, and personal projects, not to mention i had everyhting all tweaked out how i wanted it... how the hell could this have happened....? i accually am depressed now..... -ZAc
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    Whoa!! You need to make an immediate sacrifice to the Tron God!

    What are your system specs?

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    Try mounting your partition from Knoppix CD. Chances are it's still accessible, just does not boot. If so, then you can copy the data to another drive or computer.

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    zacam87, follow pavlo_7's suggestion to use Knoppix to get back whatever data you can.

    Now can it boot into failsafe? Did you change anything recently? During boot, can you see a message about ReiserFS being corrupted (if you use Reiser as the file system)?
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    When you get your root partition mounted, empty out your /tmp directory. If that is full it can cause all sorts of problems, but this may be a little more serious.

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    well like... the LAST thing i did was edit a grub boot file to dual boot between windows and suse.. nothing outof the ordanary and ive done it probably 45 times now... then i tryed to boot up and it just wont boot.. so i popped in the suse install cd and had it say repair then had it scan for stuff and it said my /root partition was corrupted and it cant be fixed... ill try the knoppix thing though good thinking... im just mad kause i spent an entire weekend getting everything all coustomised and i recompiled a new kernel and stuff... i was seriousally depressed and now that im thinking about it again im not feeling too well... i know this is sad but i kinda feel like i did when i broke up with my girlfriend of 2 1/2 years.... {8^\ -Zac

    p.s no it cannot boot into fail safe
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    zacam87, see what you can do with Knoppix. But there is a way to repair a corrupted ReiserFS system, be warned that some file loss may occur.

    To repair a ReiserFS system, just execute this command as root:
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    reiserfsck --rebuild-tree name_of_partition
    replace name_of_partition with with something like /dev/hda1 i.e. your SUSE partition.
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    ok t hianks i tried that.. rebuilt my tree.. now when i boot it scrolls really fast and then the last thing before it says "init 5 cannot run process" is it was trying to run some process called "mingetty" i beleive.. thats thew same thing it said before i rebuilt the reiser tree... hmm.... i want to get htis fixed but i may just have to wait till FC5 comes out and try it before i reinstall suse.... man.. this sucks.. {8^( -ZAc

    anyone what mingetty is?
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    my understanding of mingetty is rather minimal, but i think it is something like a terminal of sorts.

    zacam87, what about trying the repair install of SUSE now that the Reiser partition is no longer corrupted.
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    yeah good thinking... (i thought the same thing) so i did that and tryed the repair.. but it said it could not dectect a valid root partition and to check t0 make sure linux was installed on my system. wtf? i mean i diddnt even do anyhitng to make any of this happen..... like i edited a grub file booted into windows, restarted then 2 days later i try to boot up and it does this... it just dossnt make andy logical sence.... -ZAc
    I can imagine a perfect world, a world without hate, a world without war. Then I can imagine us attacking that world because they\'d never expect it.

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