Ok well I had posted, but for some reason it didn't go thru.. UGH! More lost time.. anyways...
If I try to access /proc/devices I can see it for a brief moment and then usually the system crashes. Is there something specific I should be looking for in there? Is there anything else I can try to get my system back to working?? I know it has to be something pretty dumb... Another thing I notice at bootup is something about a swap fail.. did I already put that previously in my post? I think there may be a secondary partition or something that was created at upgrade and that's where things are getting messy.. I really hope I can get this working by tomorrow.. WHERE did the irc chat go?!?! I can't access it at all!?!
Here is what I get in /proc/devices..
Sounds like you are suffering from a hard drive failure. If you've got another computer go to your hdd manufactures web site and download the diagnostic tools and check your hard drive.
Nope.. hard drive is fine.
cheeeese whiz.... my god if this isn't confusing the h=ll outta me!! Ok so just booted up again and got the whole manual fsck needs performed.. so I go ahead and fsck once again.. and get...
fsck 1.40.8 (13-Mar-2008)
e2fsck 1.40.8 (13-Mar-2008)
/dev/sda1: clean; 383934/18972672 files, 18907091/37939497 blocks
any ideas now?? for some reason though I can't get into /dev/sda now and I KNOW sda5 was giving me issues because before it was showing the UUID for it and now it's showing sda1?!?!? For a brief second I had something pop up about restarting normal, fixing blocks or fixing x and then it crashed... :/
guess I'm not the only one perplexed?!?
Ok.. so I was miraculously able to get into my home folder last night and everything is still there!! YEA!! So I think I will probably just move everything and start with a fresh install. Quick ? though... with my syatem jacked up as is, will I be able to plug in my external usb hd and will it recognize it?!?!? THANKS!!!!
OK, I don't know a lot about your earlier issues on this thread; but, speaking from experience, you could be re-installing all of your problems again. What I mean is that you might have a corrupted burn on the USB drive (flashdrive?). Burn a cd with a good ISO burner at a slow speed (4X or so) and try a fresh install from that using your computers cd drive. Assuming that it does have a cd drive. Specs??
Some computers are like Slinkys. Not really much good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.
Don't be discouraged! Remember, an amateur built the Ark. Experts built the Titanic.
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Bob: Right now I don't have anything installed on usb. All I'm wondering now is if I plug in my external usb hd, will the system be able to recognize it so that I can move all the stuff off my primary so that I can just start with a fresh install? I've tried rescue with an install disk, but no such luck there. At least I'm able to get into irc now so maybe someone will be on there!