[rescue] booting onyx - only mouse pointer shows

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at ohno.mrbill.net
Thu Oct 30 11:08:38 CST 2003

On Thu, Oct 30, 2003 at 06:00:36PM +0100, Walter Belgers wrote:
> Joshua Boyd wrote:
> > > being logged in via X. Still nothing but a red mouse pointer. Does this
> > 
> > Do you know how the machine was used?  Off the top of my head, it sounds
> > like it was reconfigured by the previous owner to be that way for a
> > reason.  I wouldn't know how to easily put it back.  I'd recommend just
> > reloading the OS.
> Ehm.. how do I reload the OS when I can't see/use the diagnostics menu?
> Catch-22..

Erm, unplug the monitor, keyboard, and use a serial cable?  I'd suggest
running the onboard diagnostics before actually doing anything to the
disk.  Better yet, if you have spare disks, remove the original, and
install to a new one.  That way, just in case, you can still go back to
the old one.

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