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Fedora 11 - Can't login


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#1 KamakaZ

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 12:03 AM

Hi guys,

Had it up and working perfectly, then all of a sudden it froze, i was left with no option other than to hold the power button in... :thumbsup:

Now when i boot i get the login screen, but instead of having my user account it has "other..." which i can't click. It has boot errors which relate to "named".

Error is:

Error in named configuration:
a few files not found and error's loading from master file named.empty and named.loopback

Any idea's? I have tried doing the resuce from the disc, but didn't help.

I am able to login to it using Putty and log in as root, but can't log in as my user as "access is denied"

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 12:15 AM

Can I get the exact error message? I have no experience with Fedora, so I have to google it up. The only thing I can suggest right now is running fsck if you haven't.
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 05:56 PM

I tried running that fsck but it didn't seem to work. Since then i can not log in via telnet either. I'm thinking there is some serious problem here, may be quicker and easier to format and reinstall as it has no data on it yet.

It will be used as a Web/Mail/FTP server, is fedora good for this or should i be looking at a different distro? Others have been pointing me towards CentOS 5.

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 07:12 PM

Fedora gets the latest updates, which makes it somewhat unstable. CentOS doesn't get updated as much, so it's more reliable. CentOS is my recommended course.

You may also want to look at these:

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/servers/5...web-server.html
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/li...-fedora-608628/
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 07:35 PM

Thanks for your help! It seems CentOS is the way to go...

*Off to download CentOS...*

Does anyone know of a good tutorial that has step by step info on how to install the server and services such as web/mail/ftp, would like it to have a GUI is all possible to? (as my knowledge of linux is very little)

I have had a look around on howtoforge.com but the last few tutorials i have followed from them have had minor parts missing that led to hours in extra research (which helped my knowledge in linux i guess...).

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