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I came home today and found my computer frozen solid. It was in Windows at the time, so I didn''t really think anything about it. I rebooted the computer and tried to boot Linux, but guess what? It didn''t work! Something had gone HORRIBLY wrong! Linux made a few feeble attempts to repair it, but nothing worked, and I sure as hell dont know how to fix it. How could my Linux partition have blown up like that when I was running WINDOWS?! Surely Windows didn''t ATTACK it, did it? I didn''t do ANYTHING to Linux! It was working fine the last time I was in it! Is it possible I got some kind of Windows virus that decided to screw with the MBR and screwed up Linux too?

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Shared portions of your computer (like the MBR) are good places to sart looking for the problem. Grab a Linux bootdisk and see what fdisk and fsck have to say.

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Hmmm... I noticed during the bootup a message about "dri" causing some error. I remember that i was getting errors about not having proper permissions to my video card when trying to start OpenGL stuff, so I followed the directions of the NVidia driver''s README and I remember I added or did something with some "dri" line in some permissions file.

Perhaps I screwed that up. It also seems like my linux partition has become read-only, which would probably be the reason why it can''t boot.

I''m trying to fix it now...

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I DID IT! HA HA! I FIXED LINUX ALL BY MY LITTLE SELF!

If Linux were an RPG, I would have just leveled up a few times!

Here''s what i did:

Stick in the Mandrake CD #1
Pressed F1 for more options
Typed "rescue"
Mouted my partitions under /mnt
Edited /etc/security/console.perms and deleted that last permission thing down at the VERY bottom
Rebooted.

Poof! Linux booted! Ha ha!

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