(SOLVED) Update Killed LMDE

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(SOLVED) Update Killed LMDE

Postby tdockery97 on Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:39 am

Updated LMDE last night and now it will not boot. It gets as far as the little button spinning around, and then completely locks up. If I boot in recovery mode I can start x in root mode, but I have no clue what to do from there. I'm beginning to think the only solution is to wipe LMDE completely. :(
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Re: Update Killed LMDE

Postby defcon on Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:56 am

Search your logs (messages and syslog) and have a look into Xorg.0.log
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Re: Update Killed LMDE

Postby tdockery97 on Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:16 am

defcon wrote:Search your logs (messages and syslog) and have a look into Xorg.0.log

Nothing in there appears to shed any light on the situation. They are way to long to post here. I may just have to nuke LMDE. I don't think there is any way to revert an update.
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Re: Update Killed LMDE

Postby Susu on Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:01 am

Try
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sudo dpkg --configure -a
or if that doesn't help maybe
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sudo apt-get -f install
At the end of the day, it's what you do, not what you say...
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Re: (SOLVED) Update Killed LMDE

Postby Dyfi on Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:37 am

Hi tdockery97,

Slap your wrist - back in September I suggested to you regular Clonezilla image backups.

It is nice to be able to solve problems via the terminal, but, Clonezilla would have been a very quick fix!

Good luck with it.

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Re: (SOLVED) Update Killed LMDE

Postby tdockery97 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:12 am

Dyfi wrote:Hi tdockery97,

Slap your wrist - back in September I suggested to you regular Clonezilla image backups.

It is nice to be able to solve problems via the terminal, but, Clonezilla would have been a very quick fix!

Good luck with it.

Regards,

Dyfi.

Actually, that's how I solved it. :mrgreen:
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Re: (SOLVED) Update Killed LMDE

Postby Dyfi on Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:06 pm

Hi tdockery97,

I`ll slap my wrist now for thinking the worst!

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Re: (SOLVED) Update Killed LMDE

Postby tdockery97 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:44 pm

I'm one of Clonezilla's biggest fans. I do a new image at least every 2 weeks that has latest updates, or whenever I make major changes in installed software.
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Re: (SOLVED) Update Killed LMDE

Postby Dyfi on Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:06 am

Hi tdockery97,

As a matter of interest I now use Parted Magic rescue CD which includes Clonezilla and loads of other rescue tools.


Here is the link http://partedmagic.com/

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Re: (SOLVED) Update Killed LMDE

Postby tdockery97 on Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:04 am

Dyfi wrote:Hi tdockery97,

As a matter of interest I now use Parted Magic rescue CD which includes Clonezilla and loads of other rescue tools.


Here is the link http://partedmagic.com/

Regards,

Dyfi

Thanks for the great tip Dyfi. I just downloaded and burned live CD. It loads and runs completely from RAM. How cool is that?
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