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Old 08-07-2009, 10:25 AM   #1
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Arrow Update problem run out of space!


Hello to all,

I was updating my laptop from 12.1 to 12.2 after doing the same think before on my desktop.

While doing so there was a problem regarding the amount of space needed on the root partition therefore the update was not done fully.

First I resized the partitions to give more space with gparted.

After that I restart my laptop and when the lilo option come on by choosing Slackware it just reboots again by choosing Windows it works.

therefore I used the Slackware DVD and mount the root partition looked into lilo.conf to see if everything is ok and it seems fine.

can I repair my Slack, if so how?
or I have to reinstalled form scratch?

My partitions:

sda5 /
sda6 /home
sda7 /usr/local
sda8 /swap

thank you in advance!!!!
 
Old 08-07-2009, 11:24 AM   #2
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Since you have a separate home-partition I'd suggest to do a complete new installation. Copy backups to your /usr/local and while installation choose /dev/sda6 for /home and /dev/sda7 for /usr/local but without formating this partitions.
/dev/sda5 becoms / again and has to be formatted. Here is a thread you should read before the new installation: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...lation-745094/

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Old 08-07-2009, 12:27 PM   #3
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What backups I should put in /usr/local?

I will try and post the results.

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Old 08-07-2009, 02:17 PM   #4
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Just for a different idea:
I had close to the same problem but rather than re-installing, I just installed grub to my / partition. When the computer starts and loads my bootloader, I click on Slackware and it then brings up grub, which boots Slackware. I couldn't get lilo to boot Slackware, but after installing grub, Slackware boots fine now.

btw- what does /boot look like?
 
Old 08-07-2009, 03:07 PM   #5
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Hi together,
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What backups I should put in /usr/local?
I mean scripts which you have written, for example your own /etc/profile or the .bashrc of root, /etc/wpa_supplicant or rc.inet1.conf etc. And of course packages you once downloaded which are not part of slackware. A saver choice is making a backup on a CD or so.

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I had close to the same problem but rather than re-installing, I just installed grub to my / partition. When the computer starts and loads my bootloader, I click on Slackware and it then brings up grub, which boots Slackware. I couldn't get lilo to boot Slackware, but after installing grub, Slackware boots fine now.
This may work. My experience is that a properly prepared new installation is faster than a big update like from 12.1 to 12.2.
And I have a clean system afterwards.

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Last edited by markush; 08-07-2009 at 03:16 PM. Reason: changed text
 
Old 08-21-2009, 03:04 PM   #6
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I put in the Slackware dvd 12_2 and at the root I mounted my external HD ( formated in NTFS) but I can't even create a folder on this drive to backup

Code:
mount -t ntfs /dev/sdb1 /mnt/xhd
even changing chmod did not help.

I have an older backup I will satisfy and my home was already backed up.
 
Old 08-22-2009, 11:23 AM   #7
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I run Slax and made the backup and reinstalled as described by markush and everything works fine now

Thank you all!!!
 
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Hi rssn6,

I'm happy to read that it worked for you.

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