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Old 09-19-2005, 01:21 PM   #1
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dead in the water


It had to happen one day.
i've finally done it.

I've broken my beautiful system.




ok

I was having problems reading man pages and executing pipe commands etc.

I had another thread about it.

Anyway it seems that udev is responsible for executing commands etc so it re installed it to the correct one for a 2.6.10 kernel which is apparentl udev-54 but now I have very little functionality.

at boot it states

error occured during root filesytem check you will now be given a chance to log in and fix.
If you are using ext2 file syetem running e2fsck -v -y [root partition ] might help....

oh it also says /dev/console: no such file



so anyway it logs me in single user mode but it dosn't let me edit anything.
I can't edit any files beacuse it complains that there are too many session files in /var/tmp


thus
I tried logging in with my old 2.4.26 kernel but coz the nvidia kernel interfaces are compiled for a 2.6* kernel I can't get in and it just hangs.

Now my daaughters bugging me coz she's lost her gateway and can't surf.

If someone can offer me a glimmer of hope b4 a dreaded re install i would be greatful,although i just put my slackware cd in the drive and re-booted but it didn't boot to it???????
 
Old 09-19-2005, 01:33 PM   #2
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ok pico lets me edit.

but when i try to save changes it says that its a read only file system..

not good.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 01:49 PM   #3
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Unhappy

hmmm..

i think will start making a boot disk.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 02:06 PM   #4
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No need, try booting off your second slackware disc, which is a recovery disc, then try mounting your filesystem as rw, and see if you can make the necessary corrections with pico from there.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 03:22 PM   #5
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jeebiz

Thank you for the cool head.

I can log in to the gui only as root.

when i logged out and tried my log in it said startx not found;and when i put the full path in it said permission denied?! and auth: not found

question.

do you think its worth trying to upgrade to slackware 10.2 with the system in its present state?
??
 
Old 09-19-2005, 04:17 PM   #6
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okay

system is restored to pre-hissy fit state.

I somehow managed to install the wrong version of udev.

Did someone say dougnut?!
 
Old 09-19-2005, 04:28 PM   #7
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okay

system is restored to pre-hissy fit state.

I somehow managed to install the wrong version of udev.

Did someone say dougnut?!
all the 2.4x kernel that I have used never had hissy fits like v2.6x and the /udev crap........maybe Linus and the 2.8x kernel guys will have the hissy fits fixed when 2.8 gets released..........LOL
 
Old 09-19-2005, 04:35 PM   #8
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Talking

yeah..Lets hope so ,but I can't knock e'm too much ...

they do good work...and i should have been more careful :0)

So when you upgrade a kernel in the 2.6x family udev is another consideration then ?

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