Newbe Install boots to command line

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Wed Sep 29 22:10:23 UTC 2004

On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 09:03:42PM -0400, Musty wrote:

> I downloaded and installed "warthog" and all seemed OK.  Phase 2 (after
> boot from hdd) behaved sensibly, flashed something about an error during
> the update from the web process, stayed in the update app.  I quit the
> app, and got a command line login prompt.  login with my name and word and
> get a command line.  Now what????

It sounds like the second stage install failed.  What we would need is a
copy of the file /var/log/base-installer.log from your system, but since
it's only half-installed, and you're not familiar with the command line,
this might be difficult for you to send to us.

Which CD did you install from?

- Preview CD
- Sounder CD #9
- A daily CD (2004mmdd)

 - mdz

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