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skymera
May 23rd, 2008, 07:59 PM
Hey guys.

Earlier i booted the 8.04 LiceCD and launched gparted.
I resized my Ubuntu partition down to 10GB.

All went well, so it said.

However now it wont boot properly.
I get stuck into a console and cant get a GUI.

startx says /etc/X11/X isn't executeable :confused:

It gives errors so i think it's mounting read-only.

Im thinking of reinstalling, bust as a last resort. im sick of redoing absolutely everything.

Any help appreciated.

Raccoon1400
May 23rd, 2008, 08:06 PM
Post your /boot/grub/menu.lst file.
You could also try running
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
to reconfigure X.

skymera
May 23rd, 2008, 08:07 PM
I cant see how resizing a partition can stop X working to be honest.

My grub is fine i checked it.
I think the problem is it's mounting read only.

I'll post some errors laters.

unutbu
May 23rd, 2008, 08:08 PM
Please post:


sudo fdisk -l
cat /boot/grub/menu.lst | grep ^title -A4

unutbu
May 23rd, 2008, 08:13 PM
/etc/X11/X is a symlink to /usr/bin/Xorg.
Is the / filesystem being mounted properly? For example, if /usr is in a separate partition and it is not getting mounted properly, you might get the symptoms you're describing.

Have you tried

ls -l /etc/X11/X
ls -l /usr/bin/Xorg
just to see if these files are in the right place (and with the executable permission bit set)?

skymera
May 24th, 2008, 02:18 AM
everything is in one partition.

I'll try your ideas thank you.