On 19/05/11 18:31, Elmer Kilred wrote:
> Dear Puredyne crafters,
> I have a 9.11 version of Purdyne i386& i686 (86_64) and for some reason the boot for both versions is asking me for a challenge and password. I type in; "lintian" and then "live" and then it does not boot, but goes to; "(~) % _" Above it mentions something about Ubuntu and no warranty.
Ok, that means it booted and you logged in after the graphical windowing
system "X" failed to start for some reason. You can see if there are
any errors in the log file by typing this at the % prompt after you log
in in text mode:
grep EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log
There may also be some warnings:
grep WW /var/log/Xorg.0.log
If it's possible, it would help us debug the issue if you could send the
contents of "Xorg.0.log" (to see errors from the X windowing system) and
the output of "dmesg" (to see any kernel messages when booting) as well
as the output of "sudo lspci -vvv" (to see exactly what hardware you
I understand it might be tricky to send this stuff without X running,
unless you're familiar with ssh/sftp and so on probably the easiest way
would be to copy it to a usb drive and from there to a machine that does
boot up ok.
Something like this process:
(plug in usb drive, wait 10 seconds)
dmesg | tail
(should see something about new usb drive sdc: sdc1 sdc2 or similar,
use the corresponding name in the below where sdc1 is mentioned)
sudo mount /dev/sdc1 usb-drive/
(if it complains about a filesystem type, try
sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdc1 usb-drive
cp /var/log/Xorg.0.log usb-drive/
sudo lspci -vvv > usb-drive/lspci.txt
dmesg > usb-drive/dmesg.txt
sudo umount usb-drive/
(wait until prompt reappears before unplugging)
> I can get into some sort of root by typing; "sudo su" but I have no idea of how to get this thing to remember that it is a live CD and boot.
Looks like it has a Xeon processor, which should be compatible with the
64bit "amd64" version.
Thanks for the report, I hope we can figure this problem out,
> This is a new used computer I own.
> (It was used to design aircraft... 747's and things of that nature.)
> Windows XP pro works.
> Windows XP pro 64 bit works
> Puredyne live works great on all my other computers. Starts right up. The 383 works almost flawlessly on both my laptops. 686 does nothing.
> The 383 version of puredyne is recognized as 686 on the workstation. Both versins react identical. It identifies the computer as an 86_64.
> I'm not too sure what to do at this point yet to get it to boot... Maybe you could toss some suggestions my way to see if we can get it to boot...
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