This is a serious problem:
I had just left the forum here when kupdate applet started (thought I shut that thing down for good!) guess I was wrong. Anyways got message the 75 manditory updates some security and some recommended updates to be done. Looked over the details and nothing looked pressing …
Tried to open kwrite which crashed, tried to open openoffice-writer and it crashed too. Took gamble on kupdate and system crashed.
Used repair DVD and got this part way through the process…
initrd encountered error click to view log... > Long wordy thing about kupdate and dbus unable to get connection > something about changing root from /ext3 to ext2 > removing YaST modules jbd, mbcache, ext3 Repair system says ext3 system is corrupt... > found ext2 blocks in ext3 fs > No valid fstab entries > No initrd /etc/sysconfig/kernel > missing Yast modules jbd, mbcache, ext3 > Call to mkinitrd failed > resolves: > Install symlinks in lib/mkinitrd/setup > Install symlinks in lib/mkinitrd/boot > kernel /boot/vmlinux-126.96.36.199-0-1-desktop > initrd /boot/initrd-188.8.131.52-0-1-desktop > root device /dev/sda6 mounted / as ext3 > kernel /boot/vmlinux... > initrd /boot/initrd-184.108.40.206-0-1-desktop > device /dev/sda6 not found > root device /dev/sda6 not found > initrd failed > bootloader config error ... repairing >
Reboot to text mode boot and reports a boot error
Chose recovery -> assign /dev/sda6 as root
chose goto root filesystem
lets me in but almost all things are down
only thing that did come up fine is Firefox … go figure!
when the system started when going to root filesystem got lots of missing library references.
any help with this?
oh and web pages are incredibly slow…