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I'm running Slackware 9.1 and have compiled my own 2.6 kernel. However, for some reason, I've started getting a lot of errors on my hard drive (I think they're related to my kernel, but I'm not sure). The errors have messed up a lot of packages on my system - real basic ones like uname, whereis.... and they seem to be random ones.
So I loaded up knoppix and the slack cd and used that to copy over the un-corrupted files so I can boot up normally again. This has worked so far, except that when I try to login (I'm not booting into X) it does the following:
[pause 5 secs]
[pause 5 secs]
and so on. I never get to say what my password is, and so I can't log in. Is there a package that's still corrupt? If so, which one? I'm going to back up all my stuff and reinstall once I can log in, or else use Knoppix as the last resort to bakup with, but it would be nice if I could do without knoppix.
No one can help you if you don't post your errors, I did an error in the past which breaked glibc package so I hadn't able to open tty, I copied libc-xx.so from /lib in CD to /lib in HD and /sbin/agetty from CD to HD, it worked by luck.
Probably would be best not to try to make changes to a Slackware installation with Knoppix in the future. Sometimes it is okay for a config file like X but not actual apps. Knoppix is a debian clone not Slackware.
Well slackware packages are just zipped files with directions for where to put em - so I boot up knoppix, load the slack cd, and copy in the missing, individual files from packages. i suppose being able to run pkgtool would be nice, but I couldn't do that. I originally tried booting from slack cd #2 but getting it to read the 2nd cdrom wasn't working.