This is the exact scenario of my machine.
i am running the cent os under my virtual box and i have made a network bridge to that VBOX
so from my machine i connect to the VBOX using the Xshell.
and by the way i am new to linux and this is my test machine so that i do some testing.
this is the F reason i am using the root user.
what ever os is it i dont think logging in as root user will crash the system.
regarding the halt command i used it to check what this command will do and this one i have done from the F manual only.
but now my VBOX machine crashed.
On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 8:38 PM, <email@example.com> wrote:
> Thank you for your reply Brain
> oops i have corrupted the entire system i think .
> but one thing i dont understand is y this has happened all of a sudden
> i choose to reinstall the cent os again..
> i heard that cent os is the stable version with less number of crashes..
It is, very much so. You haven't given us *any* idea as to what you,
personally, did to break the system. You say you halted it - did you mean
to turn the system off? If you'd just intended to restart it, you should
have used the command reboot.
And were you running as root? Do you normally log in as root? If so, STOP
IT, NOW. This is *not* Windows, and you should *never* log in as root,
unless you're doing system maintenance. You should ALWAYS log in as
yourself, or as a user, *not* root. (Yes, I'm repeating myself: pay
Btw, try RTFM.
* * * mark
> On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 8:01 PM, Brunner, Brian T.
>> Boot with an install CD/DVD in rescue mode.
>> Mount your file system (this should happen automagically)
>> edit /mnt/sysimage/etc/inittab
>> Set your default runlevel to 3 (currently it is set to 5)
>> quit the rescue, and reboot your hard drive.
>> Now you will have the shell available to debug what goes wrong when you
>> command 'startx'
>> *From:* firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] *On
>> Behalf Of *Chaitanya Yanamadala
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, May 12, 2010 10:21 AM
>> *To:* CentOS mailing list
>> *Subject:* [CentOS] your session only lasted less than 10 seconds error
>> hai i have run the halt command from the xshell and the machine got
>> restarted, now when i restart the machine, i am getting this error . I
>> tried to press the CTRL+ALT+F2 and tried to login with the root user but
>> that one is also not working.
>> can any one help me with this..
>> this the error message i am getting after i tried to login
>> " your session only lasted less than 10 seconds ...try logging in with
>> of the failsafe sessions to see if you can fix the problem"
>> and it published details
>> (.xsession-errors file)
>> /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: Registering your session with utmp
>> /etc/gdm/PreSession/Default: running: /usr/bin/sessreg -a -u
>> -x "/var/gdm/ :0.Xservers" -h " " -l ":0" "chaitu"
>> session_child_run: Could not exec /etc/X11/xinit/Xsession default
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