Re: failed upgrade, urgent help needed
On Mon, Aug 12, 2002 at 08:47:22AM +1000, John Griffiths wrote:
> >Are you sure it needs it? Usually warnings about apt-utils are just
> >that; you only need it if you want debconf preconfiguration of packages.
> >What's the error message you're seeing?
> well without it you DO get an error message, but the kernel install
> completes and the reboot brings with it disaster.
Sounds like a bug, but not one in apt-utils - I think you're barking up
the wrong tree there. Neither the kernel nor lilo actually went anywhere
near debconf anyway last I looked.
Somebody's suggested init=/bin/sh already to get back into your system,
I think, and from there you can temporarily downgrade to an older
kernel. As an experiment it might be worth trying a self-compiled
It's still really hard to help you without the *exact* error messages
you're seeing when you boot the broken system. Even if they seem like
gibberish, they may jog someone's memory.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]