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Old 09-25-2009, 10:57 AM   #1
Sanva
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How to manually uninstall runit


Hi!

I have a problem that is more or less the same that this one:

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I'm not sure of the exact sequence of events, but I install git-daemon on Ibex. I believe this installs runit (??).

When I boot, I get the Ubuntu splash screen come up, but about half way through it drops to the console with the message:
Loading the saved-state of the serial devices...
-runit: leave stage: /etc/runit/1
-runit: enter stage: /etc/runit/2

The computer just sits there without starting gdm. Virtual consoles still work, and I am able to startx from a different console. However, I don't have networking (ping doesn't connect to anything, for example), and Gnome complains about failing to initialise HAL.

I have now uninstalled runit, and can now get back to a useable system.
I have the same problem and for the same reason, but I can't uninstall runit because I can't log in with, for example, tty1 in tex-mode, because it says that my password is incorrect (and, believe me, I didn't forget my pass, and it hasn't non-ASCII characters, so I don't know what is the problem).

The only thing I can do is boot a live CD and do something from it, but the only solution I know is reinstall...

Any other solution?

Thanks a lot for your time!
 
Old 09-25-2009, 11:11 AM   #2
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Is the layout from the keyboard correct?
Try to type the password in the username to see if it is correct.
 
Old 09-25-2009, 03:21 PM   #3
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Yes, the keyboard layout is correct, I tried to write it when the system are asking for my username, to see it, and I was actually writing my password, but the system is crazy or something...
 
Old 09-26-2009, 12:53 AM   #4
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rescue mode

the best idea is to troubleshoot your system in rescue mode if it is not starting up correctly, view this post of mine to go into rescue mode
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...os-5.3-757837/
 
Old 09-26-2009, 05:04 AM   #5
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But... Could I do something like that using an Ubuntu bootable USB (the laptop is an Asus Eee)??

The system has a rescue option in the GRUB menu, but this time it do the same as the normal option...
 
Old 09-26-2009, 05:49 AM   #6
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I fixed it. I've simply replaced the /sbin/init hard-link (to /sbin/runit-init) with the file /sbin/init from an Ubuntu bootable USB and everything seems to work fine again!

Best regards!
 
  


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