[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

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                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

Reply to: