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#1 2012-07-14 17:29:09

colbert
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kernel panic after recent update, accidentally did --force

Argh, so I typically update my system once every couple weeks as I'm rarely home, but my friend uses it regularly. Well, he updated the system using --force, without reading the update (I am subscribed to the Arch mailing list so I get the update news and always check before). He told me urxvt closed on its own, and he couldn't run any apps, so I rebooted now and I see at the top of the kernel panic message:

switch_root: failed to execute /sbin/init: No such file or directory

Followed by kernel panic. I am downloading the Arch x86 ISO now to put on to a USB stick, if anyone could help me step by step with what do I'd really appreciate it! I hope I don't have to reinstall, grr. Thanks for any help.

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#2 2012-07-14 17:47:59

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Re: kernel panic after recent update, accidentally did --force


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#3 2012-07-14 18:04:22

colbert
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Re: kernel panic after recent update, accidentally did --force

Thanks! Unfortunately I tried both of those, and after editing the kernel line and booting in, I do arrive at a shell but my keyboard won't work. Any keystroke flashes numlock light, no input is registering sad

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#4 2012-07-14 19:56:27

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Re: kernel panic after recent update, accidentally did --force

Can i downgrade nvidia driver after system updating?
UPD: Yes, it works!


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#5 2012-07-14 20:52:07

lifeafter2am
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Re: kernel panic after recent update, accidentally did --force

segrived wrote:

Can i downgrade nvidia driver after system updating?
UPD: Yes, it works!


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Don't hijack someone else's thread to ask a question, it's very rude.

OP: Do you get an actual kernel panic or just no input is registered?


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#6 2012-07-15 06:48:34

colbert
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Re: kernel panic after recent update, accidentally did --force

I did get a kernel panic, but I wound up reinstalling so it's all good smile No one doing updates except me now on!

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#7 2012-07-15 16:15:54

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Re: kernel panic after recent update, accidentally did --force

I had the same issue. The two solutions posted above didn't work. This is what I did to solve that:
[This worked for me probably because my /lib folder had not been deleted]

1.booted with SysrescueCd Usb stick and mounted my linux partition somewhere (maybe you can avoid the livecd if you can use the other solutions above)
2.copied /var/cache/pacman/pkg/glibc-2.15-6-i686.pkg.tar.xz to / [this is MY old glibc before the update, fortunately I still had it, otherwise you will find an old version here: http://schlunix.org/archlinux/core/os/i … pkg.tar.xz It also has other versions.]
3. extracted the package there with "tar xvf glibc-2.15-6-i686.pkg.tar.xz"
4.that's it! rebooted and worked. after that I updated following the guide.

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#8 2012-07-15 17:58:53

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Re: kernel panic after recent update, accidentally did --force

filippologli wrote:

I had the same issue. The two solutions posted above didn't work. This is what I did to solve that:
[This worked for me probably because my /lib folder had not been deleted]

1.booted with SysrescueCd Usb stick and mounted my linux partition somewhere (maybe you can avoid the livecd if you can use the other solutions above)
2.copied /var/cache/pacman/pkg/glibc-2.15-6-i686.pkg.tar.xz to / [this is MY old glibc before the update, fortunately I still had it, otherwise you will find an old version here: http://schlunix.org/archlinux/core/os/i … pkg.tar.xz It also has other versions.]
3. extracted the package there with "tar xvf glibc-2.15-6-i686.pkg.tar.xz"
4.that's it! rebooted and worked. after that I updated following the guide.


Oh man, great, thanks for this, you've saved my system, as the fix solutions failed for me as well.
Many thanks.


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