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Old 10-01-2012, 06:20 AM   #1
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I broke my Slackware 13.0, can't boot.


Hi,

So I broke my Slackware 13.0 by messing around with new e2fsprogs, udev and linux-utils package.
At startup I get errors with libblkid. I can't get a prompt.

I want to remove the old packages and reinstall the original ones.
I could boot on a USB Slackware image, mount the partition but then I am not sure what to do.
Can I use removepkg and installpkg to manage packages that are not on the root partition?
Or can I extract the packages and install the files manually?

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 10-01-2012, 10:00 AM   #2
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Why don't you use the slackware install cd/dvd?
just boot it up as normal then mount your root partition in /mnt then chroot it so that is the root then use pkgtools to fix the issues (or removepkg, installpkg)
 
Old 10-01-2012, 10:47 AM   #3
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Ok, that sounds good.

I never used chroot before, I did a quick search and found this command : "chroot /mnt /bin/sh". Is that correct?
 
Old 10-01-2012, 11:13 AM   #4
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You may need to mount /proc and /sys. The Arch Wiki has an article that will help you with the commands.

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Old 10-01-2012, 11:39 AM   #5
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Thanks, I will try that when I am back home.
 
Old 10-01-2012, 02:55 PM   #6
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Solved!
I used the chroot solution.
Thanks for your help.
 
  


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