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Problem since installing Dual Boot (SOLVED)
« on: January 07, 2016, 07:30:13 pm »
Hi Guys,
Last week I installed Peppermint 6 onto my Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop alongside Ubuntu 14.04, have been using Peppermint 6 with no problems ever since, however, today I tried to boot up Ubuntu and though it booted to the pinky coloured start screen with the password entry box, once i entered my password thennothing else happened, it just stayed stuck on that screen. Have rebooted and when I came to the same screen have used a guest account and this boots up fully into the system, this is where I am typing this query from now.
Any advice on why this might be happening would be greatly appreciated, many thanks in advance,
Note the Ubuntu was previously installed and was working fine up till the dual boot.


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Degsy
« Last Edit: January 17, 2016, 02:47:51 pm by Degsy »

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Re: Problem since installing Dual Boot
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016, 09:25:36 pm »
It is possible that some files (could be unrelated to dual booting) got corrupted in your profile.
Try running a file system check while in your guest account:
use this key combination
ctrl+alt+F1
which will start TTY where you will be prompted to log in.
Login with your normal user name and password, then
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sudo touch /forcefsck
then reboot
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reboot

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Re: Problem since installing Dual Boot
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2016, 09:49:18 pm »
Hi Sezo,
Many thanks for your suggestion, tried that but no change, still unable to boot into my regular account, still OK with guest account and, Peppermint 6 boots fine.

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Re: Problem since installing Dual Boot
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2016, 11:16:41 pm »
When you get to the Ubuntu login screen, hit Ctrl+Al+F3, log in in text mode, then run:
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sudo service lightdm restart
which *should* start the desktop .. I'm guessing it won't .. but it might return a clue as to why (?).

You didn't share  a /home directory between the 2 OS's did you ?
« Last Edit: January 07, 2016, 11:19:22 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
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Re: Problem since installing Dual Boot
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2016, 01:10:54 pm »
Hi Mark,
Tried your suggestion but it didnt take me to the desktop, just back to the log in screen, if I enter my password then nothing seems to happen, sometimes the cursor is stuck other times it does move but no responses.
I am not aware that I shared home directory, I just ran the live DVD then installed with the option install alongside Ubuntu, I did slightly enlarge the partition that Peppermint was being allocated. Is there a way to check if I have shared a folder without realising, as things that are daft or stupid I find remarkably easy to do.

Thanks again for your help,

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Re: Problem since installing Dual Boot
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2016, 01:31:24 pm »
HI Mark,
Just remembered I did go through a Tutorial from Peppermint Forum called "Sharing folders over a network - Peppermint5", copuld I have caused this problem when using this tutorial, because of my ignorance of what I was doing?

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Re: Problem since installing Dual Boot
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2016, 10:45:53 pm »
Maybe...

Can you point me at the tutorial ?

I have a feeling you've changed the permissions of some config file in your home folder

What happens if you (from the login screen) hit Ctrl+Alt+F3 .. log in in text mode .. then run:
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mv -v ~/.Xauthority ~/.Xauthority-old
then
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sudo service lightdm restart
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Re: Problem since installing Dual Boot
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2016, 01:01:55 pm »
Hi Mark,
Thanks for your reply, first of all, carried out your advice, but it just returned me to the Log in screen with my password prompt and returned to this after each password entry.
The Tutorial I was referring to is in the "User Submitted Tutorials" section of the Peppermint Forum, on page 2 about 2/3 the way down entitled "Sharing folders over a network-Peppermint 5" started by 10i.

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Re: Problem since installing Dual Boot
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2016, 07:10:03 pm »
Okay, we could spend forever trying to figure out what's in your home folder that's stopping X from starting properly for the current user.

Can you confirm you can log into the "Guest" account .. and if you can, how do you feel about

a) creating another account
b) making sure it has the same permissions as the first
c) moving all your user docs across to the new account
d) deleting the broken account

If you're okay with this plan, I'll post instruction.

First confirm you can log into the guest account

then log inas your regular user in text mode, then post the output from:
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groups
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
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Re: Problem since installing Dual Boot
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2016, 11:39:01 am »
HI Mark,
First, yes I can log into the Guest account.
Here is the result of groups
derek adm cdrom sudo dip plugdev lpadmin sambashare

Quite happy to go along with the idea of creating a new user account, so yes please post the instructions for me to do so, totally agree no point wasting time searching for a needle in a haystack, lets just get a solution.

Many thanks,
Degsy

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Re: Problem since installing Dual Boot
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2016, 10:32:46 pm »
Those CANT be all the groups the regular account belongs to ? .. did you run:
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groups
from the Guest account ?

You need to (at the login screen, hit Ctrl+Alt+F3 .. log in to your regular account in text mode .. then run:
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groups
WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
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Re: Problem since installing Dual Boot
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2016, 11:20:30 am »
Hi, not sure what I am doing wrong here but this is what I just did:
Boot up, went to Guest account, screen came up To log in, hit log in, booted into Guest account, hit Ctrl, Alt, F3, into text mode, logged in with name and password, then entered groups and hot return, the output came up again exactly as I typed in my previous answer.
Sorry if I am doing something stupid but that is how I have interpreted the instructions.
If at the guest log in screen I hit Ctrl,Alt, F3 anted then log in I get exactly the same answer as above.


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Re: Problem since installing Dual Boot
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2016, 11:22:53 am »
Not sure if this is relevant but if I boot to Peppermint 6 and then Ctrl,Alt, F3 and groups , I also get the same answer.


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Re: Problem since installing Dual Boot
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2016, 11:38:08 am »
Sorry mate, I missed the "sudo" group .. I must be going blind :o

I'll post instructions to create a new account in a bit.
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Re: Problem since installing Dual Boot
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2016, 12:05:12 pm »
Hi Mark,
No problem, will await your instructions.


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