[ubuntu-uk] non-destructive rescue of Feisty?
neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Sun May 20 20:04:02 BST 2007
On 18/05/07, Terence Simpson <stdin at stdin.me.uk> wrote:
> Matthew Macdonald-Wallace wrote:
> > Quoting Leon Barker <leon.barker at gmail.com>:
> >> On 18/05/07, Matthew Macdonald-Wallace <matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk> wrote:
> >>> Hi all,
> >>> It then just sits there. Is there any way of doing a "chroot
> >>> /mnt/root /bin/bash" and then running an apt-get dist-upgrade or
> >>> update in order to resolve this? Obviously I'd need to boot from a
> >>> live CD, but I'm sure the last time I tried to do this it failed
> >>> miserably and I had to blat the HDD and start again.
> >> You are correct. Go into a rescue session with the LiveCD on the boot
> >> options. It will give you a shell where you can carry on your upgrade.
> > Can I use an Edgy disk for this? I don't remember there being a
> > "Rescue" option on the boot menu...
> > M.
> There is a "Rescue" mode on the alternate CD, but you don't actually
> need it. Just use a terminal from the LiveCD session to do it.
Using a terminal on the LiveCD is a little bit involved.
You need to do a chroot as the OP thought, and IIRC you then need to
mount /proc so that apt-get will work.
You definitely need to mount proc to get grub to work. A 'mount -a'
might work - haven't tried this.
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