so i just installed PSLOS on my new laptop a few days ago, have gone through a few kinks, but by the large everything seemed to be working correctly. however i turned off my computer last night, and then today when i turned it on, i just cant get pclos to boot. when i get to the grub loader, i click pclos, and it goes about halfway through the loading bar over the course of 2-3 minutes, and then just crashes to a black screen with text, pretty much like a terminal display stating:
PCLinuxOS release 2011 (PCLinuxOS) for i586
Kernel 188.8.131.52-pclos1.bfs on an 8-processor i686 / tty1
so i log in, and then i am at a terminal window. i tried running firefox, but it gives the message:
Error: no display specified
So i tried running R (a program that works in terminal) and that worked.
but after that i cant figure much else out because im not too fmailiar with linux commands, so i type "shutdown now" as root, and it starts flying through some code, and then gets so a page that says:
Telling INIT to go to single user mode.
INIT: Going single user
and then it seems to accept terminal commands, so i try typing "shutdown now" again, and it goes through some code and brings me right back to the INIT error message over and over so i hive to hit the power button to turn off my computer.
so after doing that a few times i tried safe mode, that goes through some code, says something briefly all on its own saying:
cannot open file delete
and then sits at a page for it seems 5-10 minutes saying:
Kernel (hd0,6)/vmlinuz BOOT_IMAGE=failsafe....
(the ... signify it goes on, but by the time i decided to actually start writing it down on paper it went away, ill go back and get it all if necessary)
and then after it sits there it will either restart the system, or go to the same INIT error message i mentioned above.
I have tried restarting several times, and everytime it seems to be the same, so now i have just logged into my windows partition so i can type this to you guys.
But like i said, this is a new install, i had to mess with graphics setting a little, and i did reload, and mark all upgrades and apply in the package manager, so i should be totally up to date. The only most recent thing i can think of that MIGHT have caused a problem is when i installed R (r-base in repositories). i cant recall if i ever restarted since i installed that or not, so that COULD be the only thing that comes to my mind that could be a problem. but not sure, so if anyone has any ideas, i would appreciate it