Re: Arrgh: maybe pmud-utils was a really bad idea.
Bastien, Ben, Chris, Rogério, Will, Michel,
Thanks heaps for your collective help! I was able to circumvent the
regular bootup code and login (using the init/bin/sh parameter in the
yaboot boot prompt). I could then manually mount my disks, hunt down
the script running pmud and turn it off. Then I could re-boot
normally and use dpkg to remove pmud-utils. My sense of helplessness
has been overcome.
After I removed pmud-utils, I noticed that the /usr/sbin/pmud was
still around (it came in it's own package) so in the interest of
Science, I tried it. Yikes - I got a repeat of the problem I was
having earlier. So pmud is definitely a bad idea to run on a new G4
desktop. (Well, *my* desktop, anyway. Maybe my hardware is
particularly delicate, but i have no reason to believe so.) I
quickly removed pmud as well.
Thanks again folks!
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