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Old 01-06-2006, 02:01 PM   #1
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was doing "#upgradepkg --reinstall */*.tgz", power failure....system not booting up


Hello all,
I just re-compiled the kernel. Had some problem with the new one so i thought of reinstalling all the packages.
So i was running

#upgradepkg --reinstall */*.tgz

but in the mid of reinstallation power failed. And i don't have UPS backup.
when the power came...i started my sytem but now its not booting up. Throgwing too many errors.

And for me the strange thing is that....i was doing all these things with the newly compiled kernel. But my old kernel too is throwing the same errors....why so ?

any sort of help will be appreciated.

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Old 01-06-2006, 02:07 PM   #2
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I would try to post some of the errors. It will make it easier to help you.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 02:35 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by bosewicht
I would try to post some of the errors. It will make it easier to help you.
i always post the errors. But this time they r too many.
So i thought of some general solution/advise from people on this board.
Anyways, i'll write and post the errors in morning. Its past midnight....can't make it right now.

thanks

regards
 
Old 01-06-2006, 02:41 PM   #4
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Most likely some of the binaries neccessary for system startup became corrupted or of conflicting versions when you lost power during the upgrade.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 02:48 PM   #5
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And for me the strange thing is that....i was doing all these things with the newly compiled kernel. But my old kernel too is throwing the same errors....why so ?
No matter what kernel, it needs libraries which are not installed per kernel basis. Since all kernels use the same libraries/binaries on your machine. I guess is that every kernel is going to give you pretty much the same errors.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 02:52 PM   #6
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My suggestion would be to boot from a LiveCD and try to repair the broken bits.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 03:54 PM   #7
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ruudra - check your previous thread.
-tw
 
Old 01-15-2006, 08:24 PM   #8
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Hello all,
I tried reinstalling the individual packages.
The system was up and running....but when i checked the packages, most of them were installed twice.
Everything was messed up so i reinstalled the O/S.

Would like to ask one question now.
ok this time i didn't had the UPS backup. But suppose someone has backup of 10 minutes and he is in the mid of
#upgradepkg --reinstall */*.tgz

and suppose its gonna take 15 minutes more....Then how to stop this process safely ???
Would there be any option for resuming it ???

regards
 
Old 01-15-2006, 10:50 PM   #9
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Ctrl-c would stop the upgradepkg, but potentially in the middle of upgrading something. I'd say figure out what directory and file you're on, use Ctrl-c to stop, reinstall/fix the package you were on, then, when you have power, you can manually install the rest in that directory, then all the rest in the remaining directories.
 
  


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