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initramfs Emergency Shell

Posted 01-07-2012 at 09:19 PM by Bratmon

When moving my system between drives today, I forgot to change the entry for / in /etc/fstab .
When booting, it couldn't find / , so it dropped me to the initramfs emergency shell.
I solved my problem from that shell.
I belive this is the first time a problem was solved in that shell in all recorded history.
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Emacs bloat

Posted 07-07-2010 at 01:25 PM by Bratmon

I'll let this little snippet go uncommented:
# pacman -S emacs
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Targets (1): emacs-23.2-1

Total Download Size:    31.37 MB
Total Installed Size:   89.71 MB

Proceed with installation? [Y/n]
# pacman -S xorg
warning: xf86-video-vesa-2.3.0-2 is up to date -- reinstalling
warning: xorg-docs-1.5-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
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Display Manager

Posted 05-22-2010 at 09:11 AM by Bratmon

For some bizarre reason, today I wanted to switch from kdm to gdm without leaving the gui. I opened up gnome-terminal and entered
sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm
and selected gdm.

Then the part I was proud of: I opened screen and typed
sudo service kdm stop; sudo service gdm start
It worked perfectly, and I was presented with the gdm login screen.
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