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Old 07-07-2011, 03:45 AM   #1
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System can't boot after updating to current...


Hello,

I was updating slackware-current via slackpkg and while it was downloading/installing latest kernel (and other apps) my battery went off and now the system can't boot.

I was thinking to boot through a live cd and through chroot command to re-install all the new packages. Would it work?

Any other idea?

p.s. For the first time, I think that slackware should have a feature to turn the system back or maybe it is already and I just don't know it.
 
Old 07-07-2011, 04:49 AM   #2
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At which boot message does the system hang?
 
Old 07-07-2011, 04:59 AM   #3
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Boot from a slackware install cd. Any one. Use this sort of boot line

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boot: huge.s rdinit= root=/dev/<your root> ro
Other slackers will no doubt correct me if that was wrong. That will sit up on the install cd kernel and try to boot your system on the root drive. If it works, plug in a power supply (!) and continue the upgrade.
 
Old 07-07-2011, 05:01 AM   #4
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it hangs at Lilo's message... Loading Slackware.................................
 
Old 07-07-2011, 05:16 AM   #5
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Boot from a slackware install cd. Any one. Use this sort of boot line



Other slackers will no doubt correct me if that was wrong. That will sit up on the install cd kernel and try to boot your system on the root drive. If it works, plug in a power supply (!) and continue the upgrade.
Looks nice as solution. I will try it tonight...

p.s. Too bad that I don't have a slackware cd now. Wondering if that would work with ubuntu live cd (the one I have right now.
 
Old 07-07-2011, 05:22 AM   #6
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You might have to rerun lilo. Boot on a live CD like Knoppix and mount root for rerunning lilo. Then reboot and continue the current upgrade.
 
Old 07-07-2011, 07:23 AM   #7
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ok, I feel like a guru. I booted from mini-iso from Alien, chroot to the partition of slackware and than rerun Lilo. Now it works (at least it boots) and I can configure as I need.

Thank you for all your help guys. This mini posts should be part of Slackware wiki based on community feedback.
 
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