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Re: sarge->etch upgrade hits dependency hell

On Sun, Dec 10, 2006 at 07:38:37PM -0800, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 10, 2006 at 09:04:13AM -0500, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> > 
> > Unfortunately, after the mass upgrade yesterday, the system now boots 
> > without either a functioning X or a functioning net.  udev complains 
> > that it doesn't have a recent enough kernel, which may be part of the 
> > problem (no /dev/eth*, for example).  So the next step seems to be to 
> > find out how to tell my apt-sources file to look at an etch-install 
> > CDROM (will the netinstall CD suffice for this, or do I actually have to 
> > get the first CD of the 15-odd CD set?) as a package-source and then 
> > upgrade the kernel.
> why don't you boot sarge, chroot into etch and install a kernel from
> inside the chroot? I think udev wants a kernel >= 2.6.15, IIRC.

Actually, it turns out that aptitude *&had* managed to install the new 
kernel -- it just hadn't put it into the boot menu -- a probelm easily 
fixed from the sarge system.

I now have an etch with networking, which I can use aptitude on, but 
whose X doesn't come up properly.  startx brings me to the black screen 
of death, xdm permits me to enter username and password, blanks the 
screen as if it is doing something, and then returns to its login 
screen.  gdm doesn't even get to login -- it just gives the black screen 
of death.

I looks as if I will have to investigate another day -- my regular users 
are showing up.

-- hendrik

> A

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