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JROCK2004
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:09 pm    Post subject: get back to liveCD if you make a mistake Reply with quote

Let say you make a mistake and you think oh my god I need to reinstall, but you do not. Thanks to another member (praio) follow these instructions to get back so you can edit you system::

Restart the LiveCD and hit enter at kernel choice. When at prompt type:
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mount /dev/hd** /mnt/gentoo
swapon /dev/hd**
mount -t proc none /mnt/boot/proc
mount /dev/hd** /mnt/gentoo/boot
chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash
env-update


This was such a big help and I know that some people can use this
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, this IS what you're doing during the install, and it's not "Gentoo specific" - you can chroot into any GNU/Linux system like this. I assumed this was common (at least Gentoo) knowledge? :wink:
This does indeed prove that you had no clue what you did during the install, but hey, learning is a part it all :-)
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what this is for is when a mistake is done during the install and you cannot get to a prompt. What is grub is misconfigured. There is no way you can fix it. There is no safe mode. Some people might in fact be starting over. In my eyes this is just something that needs to be around for people who do not know. I guess you must be new to Linux forums especially this one because this is very useful and helps people. So please keep your special comments to yourself.
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