Re: cannot access machine after apt-get dist-upgrade
this is going to be my new server, so there's no GUI, only text mode, and it
gets all the way to the login prompt, but the machine will not take keyboard
(USB, which is what I always used) input. As I was saying, I can see during
the bootup that the network cards are not started, but I can't tell why, so
I'm therefore also unable to access the machine per remote SSH.
Thanks for your help,
From: Daniel Burrows <email@example.com>
To: Robert Cates <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: cannot access machine after apt-get dist-upgrade
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2007 16:33:05 -0700
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On Thu, May 31, 2007 at 06:03:06PM +0000, Robert Cates
<firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
> I've just decided to upgrade my Sarge server to Etch, which the process
> itself seemed to go very smoothly, but now after rebooting it does not
> bring up my eth0 and eth1, nor can I input any on the keyboard. In
> other words, I'm now locked out.
> The last thing I did was installed kernel/linux image 2.6.18 (with SMP),
> so I have both the original 2.6.8 as well as the new 2.6.18. Now,
> regardless of which kernel I boot, I'm locked out. Is there a way I can
> still access my machine? I'll like to avoid having to completely
> re-install from fresh.
It sounds like you can access your bootloader. Have you tried booting
with init=/bin/sh and poking around that way?
When you say you can't input anything on the keyboard -- what is
displayed on the screen? Is it showing a graphical login, a text-mode
login, or something completely different?
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