(repost): update problem broke my hoary today
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Mon Mar 7 23:25:33 UTC 2005
> Apologies for reposting my problem, no replies/help received yet, and my
> Hoary install is still broken. I sure would appreciate some suggestions
> on how to fix this problem. No gui or network is available, and I am
> short on ideas for the next step. (Warty in another partition on the
> same machine works fine)
as hoary is still experimental,
what do you think about installing it again ?
kind regards philippe
> Haven't started Hoary for a day - started OK, then I let Synaptic do the
> updates it wanted - something didn't go right, and now when I reboot,
> login screen appears, I enter user and password, and a moment later a
> terminal window appears with the message "There was an error creating
> the child process for this terminal". Clicking OK removes the error
> message, leaving the terminal, but no prompt.
> Now Ctrl-Alt-F1 for a real terminal, log in OK. No network is available
> (eth0 or ath0, depending on which card is plugged into the PCMCIA slot).
> Same symptoms when recovery mode boot option is used.
> Shown on the screen is
> * PCMCIA not present
> * Starting Postfix Mail Transport Agent... [ ok ]
> then several occurances of
> Usage: modprobe [-v] etc (this is probably a clue),
> a few other normal looking commands, then the login:
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