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CD loading problem or maybe mobo problem???

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CD loading problem or maybe mobo problem???

#1 Post by Topher » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:40 pm

I have a very new user of MX14 that has forgotten her root password. I thought that I would just do a reinstall saving home. But today when I started the task I booted the CD and it got through the initial start where we could change some parameters and started the load process, then it quit and rebooted and just loops through this sequence again. I thought the CD might be flaky and tried a different CD that I knew was good and it did the same thing. So I suspected the CD unit was bad and replaced it with another one I had here, but got the same sequence of events. I also tested the MX CD in another computer and it is OK. Is there something in the BIOS that I could check or is it likely that her mobo is going bad?
It seems to boot and run OK but we have tried every combination that we could think of to guess her root passwprd to no avail.
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Re: CD loading problem or maybe mobo problem???

#2 Post by uncle mark » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:09 pm

Try a different bootable disk, like a MEPIS disk or something like GParted or whatever.

Otherwise, you can try installing from USB instead of disk.
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Re: CD loading problem or maybe mobo problem???

#3 Post by Topher » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:30 pm

I tried three different good CD's that I use all the time with the same results. I also tried to use PLOP when I installed MX a couple of weeks ago and could not get the computer to boot the flash drive.
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Re: CD loading problem or maybe mobo problem???

#4 Post by lucky9 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:32 pm

The installed OS cannot cause a LiveCD/DVD to not boot. Unless something was changed in the BIOS. If the BIOS was not changed then it's time to check the HDD.

From the installed OS (booted) it might be a good idea to run inxi and post the results here.
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Re: CD loading problem or maybe mobo problem???

#5 Post by dolphin_oracle » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:13 pm

Have you tried running memtest from the boot menu? Maybe there is a memory problem.
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Re: CD loading problem or maybe mobo problem???

#6 Post by Topher » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:23 pm

run inxi and post the results here.
Run on June 23, 2014
$ inxi -xrFA

System: Host: mx Kernel: 3.12-0.bpo.1-486 i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.6.3)
Desktop: Xfce 4.10.2 (Gtk 2.24.10) Distro: MX-14 Symbiosis 27 March 2014

Machine: System: EMACHINES product: T5048
Mobo: Intel model: D101GGC v: AAD54032-302
Bios: Intel v: GC11010M.15A.0030.2006.0707.2039 date: 07/07/2006

CPU: Single core Intel Pentium 4 (-UP-) cache: 1024 KB
flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3) bmips: 6133 clocked at 3066 MHz

Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] ATI RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200]
bus-ID: 01:05.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.12.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1024x768@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RC410
GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes

Audio: Card Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] ATI IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.12-0.bpo.1-486

Network: Card: Realtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
driver: 8139too v: 0.9.28 port: 1000 bus-ID: 02:02.0
IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:16:76:a3:98:8b

Drives: HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (3.3% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3160212A size: 160.0GB

Partition: ID-1: / size: 9.8G used: 3.5G (38%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: /home size: 69G used: 550M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
ID-3: swap-1 size: 1.07GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3

Sensors: None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?

Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list
deb http://antix.daveserver.info/stable/ stable main
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports main contrib non-free
Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mepis.list
deb http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/xfce/ xfce-4.10 main
deb http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/repo/ mepis12cr main non-free

Info: Processes: 132 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 145.4/372.2MB
Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.7.2
Client: Shell (bash 4.2.371) inxi: 2.1.28

(RAM: 384 MB)
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I also just used the MX CD to do an install on another computer.
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Re: CD loading problem or maybe mobo problem???

#7 Post by Topher » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:38 pm

Have you tried running memtest from the boot menu? Maybe there is a memory problem.
Yes, but I only let it run for about 20 passes or 20%, Maybe I should let it run longer.
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Re: CD loading problem or maybe mobo problem???

#8 Post by anticapitalista » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:47 pm

If you just want to reset the root password of the installed system, you could try this:

https://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Debian_reset_root_password

If you want to try the second option (live cd) I would use a light cd such as antiX to do it.
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Re: CD loading problem or maybe mobo problem???

#9 Post by Topher » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:50 pm

I was able to reset the root password. Thanks anti.
i will have to remember that as I am sure some other people starting out won't remember their passwords. I guess I didn't stress it enough.
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Re: CD loading problem or maybe mobo problem???

#10 Post by BitJam » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:18 pm

Topher wrote:I booted the CD and it got through the initial start where we could change some parameters and started the load process, then it quit and rebooted and just loops through this sequence again.
How far does it get before it reboots?

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