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Old 02-12-2014, 05:06 AM   #1
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Slackware 64 14.1 unbootable


I just recently installed Slackware 64 14.1.
I made it multilib, installed Nvidia drivers and Chromium from slackbuids. I custom configured a kernel and compiled it but it wouldn't boot. I tried passing my root partition to the kernel and booting from the dvd but that does not work. So I booted the install dvd and mounted the root partition and chrooted my root partition and changed the l Iinks back to the original kernel and rerun lilo, but it boots and panics when loading sshd. It acts like it is out of ram but it hss 2 gig bytes. How can I start in single user mode and prevent it from trying to start the daemons?
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:17 AM   #2
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/sbin/telinit s
will put you in single user mode.

check "man telinit"
 
Old 02-12-2014, 05:57 AM   #3
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You can also do:
Quote:
telinit 1
and then to return to runlevel 3
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telinit 3
 
Old 02-12-2014, 09:24 AM   #4
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Slackware 64 14.1 unbootable

Will that work passing it to the kernel at boot? I guess I try it when I have time, but I need to know how to be In single user at boot.
 
Old 02-12-2014, 10:10 AM   #5
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In the LILO screen, when selecting the kernel to boot, given the label "Linux" you can do "Linux 1" which will tell it to start in runlevel 1, which is single-user mode.
 
Old 02-12-2014, 03:34 PM   #6
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Slackware 64 14.1 unbootable

Okay I tried Linux 1 it booted says
Going to single user mode. . .
but never starts a shell. Looks like I'm going to have to reinstall.
 
Old 02-12-2014, 06:24 PM   #7
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I've been having issues as well. Not 100% sure it's Slackware 14.1 yet but having high instability issues and hangs on boot like you mention. On older and newer installs. I have a feeling it's related to my use of a HD that is 3TB.
 
Old 02-12-2014, 08:38 PM   #8
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so I have a 3TB hard drive that I fresh installed 14.1 (64) on. I used gdisk to create efi partition, swap, and root partition. I ran setup and followed directions. Everything went smoothly. Then when I rebooted: Elilo hangs on "loading kernel vmlinuz... Done." The bios recognizes the drive as uefi.

Any ideas what might be causing this?
 
Old 02-13-2014, 01:46 AM   #9
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I'm fairly sure my problem was a misconfigured kernel and I guess I didn't have lilo configured correctly to select the install kernel as an alternate.
I decided to reinstall since I had just installed a couple of days ago, and it wasn't worth spending anymore time trying to fix it when I could reinstall.

Whatever problem you are having you should start a new thread.
 
  


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