[GLLUG] booting problem
jan at henkins.za.net
Tue Dec 1 13:35:28 UTC 2015
On 2015-12-01 09:45, steve taylor wrote:
> hi all,
> i have a problem with my system. Yesterday i spent all day messing
> around with vmware and virtualbox and now my system won't boot
> properly. It just hangs. Either it is a coincidence, or it is
> something to do with them.
Which version/variant of VMWare did you install?
> I use Mint 17.
> I can use Ctrl-Alt-F1 to go to a console but what do I do then?
It seems that your desktop system got blatted in some way. Could you
please fo the following command, and send us the output? This assumes
that you are using Cinnamon as your default desktop. If not, substitute
"gnome" for "cinnamon".
dpkg -l | grep cinnamon
> I don't really want to reinstall the system.
You still might have to, which is not really such a hassle provided you
have a seperate /home partition. To advise on this, send us the output
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