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# 85  
Old 11-13-2009
The hang at checking security database indicates a problem with /etc/passwd or /etc/shadow generally. The 2 files should both have entries matching for users.


Are you attempting a cold boot? Full power down between attempts?
# 86  
Old 11-13-2009
Yes from a cold boot. Right now it just gets stuck on fpu.......
# 87  
Old 11-13-2009
Since everything was working before I would suspect that one of the boot files got corrupted at the time the system died. You'll find out for certain when you do a reload of the OS.

I hope you are correct in expecting the replacement CDs and floppies to arrive Tuesday.

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