FreeBSD 5.4 install problem. Newbee needs help.
nikolas.britton at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 11:43:14 GMT 2005
On 8/10/05, albi at scii.nl <albi at scii.nl> wrote:
> On Tue, 09 Aug 2005 21:11:53 -0400
> William Manley <wmanley at intergate.com> wrote:
> > I am a new FreeBSD user and I have an installation that has gone bad.
> > My problems started when I enabled XDM for a graphical logon into
> > Gnome. When I logged in as root the system just looped back to the
> > logon screen. I then assumed I had configured my .xinitrc file wrong
> xdm,gdm,kdm,wdm do not use your .xinitrc (but they can use your
> .Xsession or .xsession file), .xinitrc is only used with the command
> > so I booted the install cdrom into Fixit mode and tried to mount the
> > root filesystem on the hardisk which the operating system would not
> > let me do. The following are the commands I typed with the output.
> > mount /dev/ad0s1a /mnt
> > operation not permitted
> you could instead boot from harddisc in "single mode" (sp?), then remove
> xdm or configure xdm properly or use gdm or use gnome-session in your
Single user mode. You can get to it at the boot menu, think it's
option 6, or you can exsacpe to the boot loader and type in "boot -s"
and hit enter. Once your in single user mode you will need to mount
your partitions, "mount /dev/ad0s1f /usr", if your disk is dirty you
will need to run fsck and then remount the root partition in
read/write mode before you can edit your config files. I'm not sure
how XDM etc. is started but I would try in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ first.
if a xdm startup script is in there rename to something like
xdm.sh-disabled. then type exit to boot into multi user mode and login
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