Author Topic: Boot Failure After Routine Update, Boots to Standard Greeter Window (Solved)  (Read 186 times)

Offline plumtreed

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Updated my Peppermint 10 and don't remember any intervention on my part but os failed to get past the 'greeter window'  When I sign in it fails and the greeter window comes back...repeatedly.

I tried 'ctrl+alt+f2' and entered....sudo service lightdm restart......with no change

....tried older kernels with the same result.

Please point me in the right direction if you can help.













« Last Edit: May 24, 2020, 01:47:50 am by plumtreed »

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Are you able to reinstall fresh from a backup?
Unfortunately when I get into strange situations like this one its often easier to start anew than try to figure out what's tripping up the boot loader.
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Hey, Josephd.......can do that but the backup is dated before update and I'm back to that point and will need to update  :-\????

......agree with your logic but gets me no further ahead!

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Made space on the disk in recovery mode and rebooted and things worked OK.....
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Glad to hear it. Yeah, admittedly sometimes a full restore is just faster than fixing it. Let's just say Deja-Dup is my best friend after turning a few installs into paperweights finally got the point across that I needed to keep backups. https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/DejaDup
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