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Re: trashed sysvinit - how can I reinstall!

Rory Campbell-Lange wrote:
> I was playing around trying to upgrade util-linux from sid, and
> managed to delete sysvinit. Now I can boot, but none of the init
> scripts are run, and I don't know how to go on from there (ie mount
> all the partitions including proc, get the network up...). The init
> scripts still appear to exist.
> I've got the sysvinit deb (and util-linux) on a shared exchange
> partition.
> I'd be extremely grateful for some advice on getting sysvinit
> reinstalled.

Pass init=/bin/bash as a kernel argument at the yaboot prompt. It should boot
into a bash shell, where you can mount the exchange partition and dpkg -i the
sysvinit deb.

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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