muungwana, Snapshot, Tex & all,
I think we have a problem... mine's just done the same (I'm on Zen Mini). I've been upgrading regularly without no problem except this time (apart from when I tried a kernel upgrade which went wrong
), and yes I too have to express my utter disappointment. In my case I get the black screen of death after Grub, after the usual scrolling text... no log-in screen or anything.
I too tried your advice muungwana about pressing F2 at the boot screen...
1. Press e. You will then see two lines of text.
2. Press e again. Your cursor will then be at the end of the first line. Press the space bar once, then enter the number 3.
3. Press [Return].
4. Press b to boot.
You will boot up into runlevel 3, without a GUI. At the login prompt, login as root. Then enter:
..never got to run level 3, just the BSOD.
And by the way, this is XP (how I hate XP
) on another partition on the same hard disk, so no probs with the hardware.
I have to say I really thought I found the
distro and quite the finest out of the many I experimented with and I really thought I'd come to the point of completely ditching Windows, but I can't have this, even if we fix it this time, where's the confidence that at some point in the future after an upgrade as we're supposed to do to keep everything running "sweet" that the same thing is going to happen again with potentially disastrous results when you're completely reliant on PCLinuxOS being the only