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#1 2019-09-15 22:59:00

Meowtopia
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[Solved]Need Access to Terminal

I installed KDE and I forgot to install all the essential applications (konsole, dolphin). I do not have access to a terminal, the software center says "no application backends found, please report to your distribution," I have no file manager to download offline packages. When I try to boot into a terminal by holding CTRL ALT F2-6 sha256 validated failed to acquire rng protocol: File not found. How can I boot into the tty terminal used to install desktop environments so I can install applications and configure my KDE?

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#2 2019-09-15 23:05:50

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Re: [Solved]Need Access to Terminal


Arch + dwm   •   Mercurial repos  •   Surfraw

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#3 2019-09-15 23:16:01

Meowtopia
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Re: [Solved]Need Access to Terminal

How can I change the boot order when I do not have access to a terminal? When I try to boot into bios or grub by holding esc or shift during bootup I get the error sha256 validated failed to acquire rng protocol: File not found. I'm sorry if I am not getting the point you are trying to give me, I am new to arch.

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#4 2019-09-15 23:33:48

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Re: [Solved]Need Access to Terminal

Is this an Arch or a Manjaro install?

Boot from a live media and fix your system that way.


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#5 2019-09-15 23:39:00

Swiggles
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Re: [Solved]Need Access to Terminal

https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/63698

Sounds like you should just be able to skip it.
Press enter a few times and wait a few seconds when in another tty or just insert the install media, mount your system and chroot.

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#6 2019-09-16 00:49:50

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Re: [Solved]Need Access to Terminal

Or, following the first link in this thread, append the boot target to the kernel command line in your boot loader/manager.


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#7 2019-09-16 01:42:06

Meowtopia
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Re: [Solved]Need Access to Terminal

Thanks everyone for the speedy replies. I installed what I needed my chrooting I tried to install it before through the live iso but I never realized chrooting was an options thanks so much.

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#8 2019-10-15 03:46:50

ZieganJimmy
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Re: [Solved]Need Access to Terminal

you can just simply use ctrl+alt+f2 to switch to linux kernel and install what you need

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#9 2019-10-15 03:55:10

loqs
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Re: [Solved]Need Access to Terminal

@ZieganJimmy you are replying to a solved thread with a suggestion the original post indicated did not work.

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