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Old 04-29-2011, 02:09 AM   #1
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Booting problem


I have this problem...
I was messing around with my newly installed Archlinux, in a
virtual machine (thankfully not my main computer) and now I cannot boot up.
The issue is, I read that I could add commands in the rc.local file so that they would be automatically executed after booting up... so, I added the "pacman -Syu" command there, but it usually asks for a confirmation to continue, and that's why I think it is getting stuck there (it gets stuck just after running the daemons).

So, is there a way to stop the rc.local file to be loaded at startup? Or is could it be some other issue?

Thanks for the help =D
Old 04-29-2011, 02:20 AM   #2
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Last change, first error xD

I say its like this. Can you mount the drive of the vm somewhere/somehow and undo the change to rc.local?
Also as rc.local is the last file to be sourced before the system grants you the login prompt, maybe another console is allready live. Try changing consoles with <ALT-F2> or whatever the shortcut is on your system for changing consoles.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:35 AM   #3
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Thanks, let me see if that helps xD


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