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so i went through and removed some packages that i didn't use (kde being one ov them, cause i use enlightenment)
and i ended up breaking X.. when i type startx i get no screens found, no keyboard, no mouse.. very strange..
and also, when i type
i get segmentation fault.
while booting i get other segmentation faults during other stuff..
i have a laptop that the cdrom is broken, and no floppy, so i can't just run the install again from cd.
so my question is:
is there a way to run setup and install from command line - like just get the whole install thing going without booting?.. i can get the cd copied to the laptop via network, but i can't -boot- it with anything.. (besides pxeboot, but i've never done that successfully)
so can i run setup from an already installed slackware?
i have a knoppix server, and i can get it to pxeboot, kind ov.. but how would i run setup after that?
thanx a ton
if there is any kind ov thing you think i can do to get this segmentation fault issue, that would be cool too, not having to reinstall.. i just got my 2.6.7 kernel working, so it would be nice to not have to reinstall everything.
Last edited by soylentgreen; 02-13-2005 at 10:11 AM.
If you have the room you could copy disk one across, then follow the instructions in the file "UPGRADE.TXT" in the root directory of the cd.
This will start by reinstalling glibc-solibs, pkgtool and sed.
Then it tells you to reinstall all the rest of it - use "upgradepkg --reinstall" option so that you only reinstall existing software packages installed on your system.
Restore any /etc files you may have backed up (lilo.conf, fstab xorg.conf etc..) then re-run lilo.
i can do 'ls' now.. apparently, i broke pkgtool and a bunch ov other things too...
so i installed glibc via installpkg.. installed coreutils and got 'ls' back.
all the seg faults on boot are gone.
slapt-get works again after i installed libidn.
so now i need to get X back.
the new 2.6.7 kernel looks like its seeing my ATI radeon mobility.. but i've removed all the X stuff (so i could just start over)
when installing X on a command-line only system what exactly do i need.. just disk 2 and install the whole thing?
use pkgtool to browse and see if you have x11/xorg installed already. You should already have x installed, but if not, grag all xorg packages from you local mirror and "upgradepkg --install-new [package.tgz]". Did you backup /etc/X11/xorg.conf ;?