Re: Can't login anymore
Thanks Oliver. You nailed it.
I had forced install of libreadlineg2, libc6 and a bunch of other stuff postgresql 6.2.1 was complaining about that it needed. Boy! am I sorry I did that.
What a mess. My dotmatrix
printer now prints a line a minute. Still can't figure that one out. Fixed startx.
Anyway you mentioned changing /bin/bash to some other shell. I tried csh and it made it possible to login. But when I tried to run some scripts I got
So I reinstalled libreadline2 from cdrom. Booted and I get my usuual login prompt.
Now maybe you can help. How do I get libreadling2 to install. With it I can run the
progres psql. Without it I get a buzzing sound until I control-C.
I think I still have libc6 in there. But maybe that's why am having trouble with printing.
Also can you tell me what version of progres you run .
Incidently I sent you a message a few days before I got into this jam.
To email@example.com and pointed out to you that the URL in your signature is broken.
Oliver Elphick wrote:
> Chuma Agbodike wrote:
> >Right after I installed postgres 6.2.1 and played with is a little I
> >can't log into my LINUX anymore. Everything goes on as usual until it
> >INIT: entering runlevel: 2
> >Then it differs from what it used to do, which is start the various
> >Now it says: Debian Linux 1.3 (none) tty1
> >(none) ????? That's not what it used to say.
> >(none) login:
> >No matter how I login : even as root it takes me back to (none) login:
> >If I try <ctrl><alt><del> it loops also on the following:
> >"Give root password for maintenance"
> >(or type Control-D for normal startup):
> >Only way out is a hard reset
> >Please help. If there is any way rather than reinstall.
> You need to find what in particular is broken. Boot from your floppy or
> CD and investigate.
> The login prompt is started by getty, which then calls login, which then
> starts a shell. /etc/init.d/rc is a bash shellscript as well, and bash is
> what you would get into from the single-user login; so it looks as if your
> bash has been damaged, or perhaps a shared library that bash needs:
> $ ldd /bin/bash
> libreadline.so.2 => /lib/libreadline.so.2 (0x40011000)
> libncurses.so.3.4 => /lib/libncurses.so.3.4 (0x40033000)
> libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0x40078000)
> libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x4007b000)
> /lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x40000000)
> Try booting from a floppy/CD and putting /bin/ash (or whatever other shell you have that doesn't depend on an unmounted file-system) in the shell field of
> the password entry (make sure you edit the one on your hard disk, rather than
> on the ramdisk.)
> Incidentally, I have installed postgresql a number of times with no problem.
> Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
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