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boot - reboot ?
Authored by: mithras on Jan 26, '02 06:59:16AM

The point of my little story was that the boot wasn't actually failing at all - I just thought so, since the screen went black. It would show the happy mac, then the blue screen with spinning wheel, then turn off.

In single user mode, I could get to the prompt, run fsck (which reported clean), and then exit to start the multiuser boot. Just after it put up the windowserver, the screen would go black.

So the whole thing was caused by the different brightness settings between 9 and X. I don't think there was a "catastrophic fsck" like you said, thank goodness.

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