I had Linux happily installed. Then I upgraded GNOME. That went smoothly. But somehow some KDE files I had included got in there as well. KDE didn't work. So I rebooted. I had set things up so it brought me the graphical login screen in RH 6.0. After rebooting, nothing showed up. Well, a grayish/black(speckles) background, but no windows, nothing. I guess I could have tried Control-Alt-F7 but didn't know about that... I thought just reinstalling would fix things.
So I reinstalled. Only to find that now my linux partition was messed up. ("hard disk error. run fsck) but fsck didn't execute. Now upon booting (thank goodness Lilo still works and I can get into windows!) it does the normal stuff then just has a bash# prompt. Please help. I think reinstallation might help but my RH cd is scratched so that GNOME doesn't install. Last time I just used KDE, it worked fine and I could install GNOME after downloading it.
Gateway PIII 450
Quantum Fireball CX13.2
yes I am desperate for an answer!! Please help. I am new enough to Linux that I've never compiled anything.