Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 09-02-2012, 12:20 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2011
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Unhappy Terminal directory in Backtrack 5 changed from "root@bt~#" to "sh-4.1#

I tried doing an update for a wireless device driver. I tried to change the directory to /usr/src/linux#, and it wouldn't let me. So I just let things go and thought well maybe another day. I updated to R2 and rebooted. Now when I restarted on normal start up it says /usr/src/linux# not available. Change the prompt in terminal from "root@bt~#" to "sh-4.1#". Will not let me log in on normal mode but I can get to GUI through recovery mode in GRUB. I have one Zombie process running now.
Old 09-02-2012, 05:27 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Apr 2008
Distribution: PCLinux, Slackware
Posts: 7,330

Rep: Reputation: 1404Reputation: 1404Reputation: 1404Reputation: 1404Reputation: 1404Reputation: 1404Reputation: 1404Reputation: 1404Reputation: 1404Reputation: 1404
Your post isn't clear as far as what you did. You start out referring to trying to install a wireless driver and in the next sentence you have the statement
I tried to change the directory to /usr/src/linux#
. The way it is written would mean you tried to rename that/those directories. Is that what you did? Why? Or did you actually mean you tried to change to the /usr/src/linux directory using the cd command? Those directories are root:root. Were you doing this as root user? How were you trying to install the wireless drivers? Your problem now is that you CAN boot to a gui using Recovery mode but not with the standard boot entry?
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 09-17-2012, 03:44 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2011
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
That is exactly what I was doing ... trying to change the root to /usr/src/linux directory using the cd command. But I just uninstalled and now am going to do a fresh install.. Thank You.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] "Insert" & "Delete" key returns "~" in a terminal. sharky Linux - General 15 04-26-2011 09:36 AM
".config" and ".kde" folders are being created under root directory (Slack Current) piratesmack Slackware 8 03-13-2011 12:06 AM
newbie question: whats the difference between "su root", "su" and "su -&quo mojarron Slackware 9 12-07-2009 05:08 PM
Logged in as "root"/Fedora 8 but get "Operation not permitted" when using "chmod etc gosunlee Linux - Newbie 7 02-10-2008 06:56 AM
Standard commands give "-bash: open: command not found" even in "su -" and "su root" mibo12 Linux - General 4 11-11-2007 11:18 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:20 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration