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#1 2012-11-12 10:24:11

ianhoolihan
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Registered: 2011-08-20
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[solvd]Forgot sysvcompat on changing to systemd, and can't edit kernel

Hi all, I am having the same problem as here

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=146388

though I am using GRUB2. (I.e. I forgot to install sysvcompat.) However, when I hit `e' on boot, nothing happens (excet the coutdown to automatic boot disappears), so I can't edit the kernel options. If I press `Enter' after `e' then it proceeds with normal boot, which is unsuccessful. Can antone help? (At this stage, I have no live media/rescue CD).

Cheers!

Last edited by ianhoolihan (2012-11-12 12:05:49)

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#2 2012-11-12 11:36:49

WorMzy
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Re: [solvd]Forgot sysvcompat on changing to systemd, and can't edit kernel

Are you using a non-qwerty keyboard? When I started using Grub2, I found that my dvorak keyboard was treated as qwerty, so I had to press "." to edit.

If you don't have a live environment, do you have another OS installed that you can mount your /boot partition from?


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#3 2012-11-12 12:05:20

ianhoolihan
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Re: [solvd]Forgot sysvcompat on changing to systemd, and can't edit kernel

Haha, I am very impressed that you figured that out! Yes, I am using dvorak, and I should have known that was the solution!

Cheers

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#4 2012-11-12 13:04:00

WorMzy
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Re: [solvd]Forgot sysvcompat on changing to systemd, and can't edit kernel

Incidentally, you can create a custom keymap for grub2, but the process is convoluted and the resultant keymap doesn't work as well as it should (e.g. holding down the right arrow key to move the cursor in edit mode generates gibberish after a couple of seconds). Still, you may find it useful for minor edits to the kernel parameters/etc. at boot


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Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO // Processor: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.4GHz // GFX: nVidia GeForce GTX 970 Ti // RAM: 32GB (4x 8GB) Corsair DDR3 (@ 2133MHz) // Storage: 1x 3TB Seagate SATAII 5x 1TB Samsung SATAII, 2x 120GB Corsair SSD

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