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#1 2009-07-18 13:20:14

Coume
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how to rescue install with a live arch cd with console & internet only

hello,

While doing a pacman -Syu i had a power cut in my flat and now, the laptop won't boot anymore! The only thing i have with me is a i686 arch live cd giving me terminal access and Internet but not graphical mode...

How can i chroot to my hdd x86_64 to restart the pacman -Syu to fix my laptop so it can boot again????
Or is there another way to repair the messed up install?

Thanks in advance
Ludo, posting from his phone sad

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#2 2009-07-18 13:32:56

kjon
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Registered: 2008-04-16
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Re: how to rescue install with a live arch cd with console & internet only

fsck /dev/your\ drive
mount /dev/your\ drive /mnt/somewhere
mount /dev /mnt/somewhere/dev -o bind
mount /proc /mnt/somewhere/proc -o bind
mount /sys /mnt/somewhere/sys -o bind
[... connect to the internet by your preffered method ...]
cp /etc/resolv.conf /mnt/somewhere/etc
chroot /mnt/somewhere
cat /proc/mounts | grep -v rootfs > /etc/mtab
[... and setup grub and check your system ...]

They say that if you play a Win cd backward you hear satanic messages. That's nothing! 'cause if you play it forwards, it installs windows.

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#3 2009-07-18 13:46:48

Coume
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Re: how to rescue install with a live arch cd with console & internet only

thanks.

When i chroot /mnt/sda2 i get the following error:
Chroot: cannot run command '/bin/bash': Exec format error

Could that come from the fact that my livecd is i686 when my hdd runs x86_64?

Thanks for helping!

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#4 2009-07-18 14:30:23

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Re: how to rescue install with a live arch cd with console & internet only

Why two topics for essentially the same problem?

Concentrate your (and our) efforts on the first topic.

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=76240

I'm locking this one.


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