Re: HELP! Crashed system.
From: Ken Tew (ken_at_sleepy.wpic.upmc.edu)
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 20:25:51 +0000 (UTC)
Douglas Mayne <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 12:40:58 +0000, Ken Tew wrote:
>> While attempting to upgrade to glibc-2.3.3 I've managed to hose my
>> system. At boot up I get error messages about not having different
>> versions of the GLIBC libraries and I get a kernel panic. I do have a
>> copy of my root disk on dvd. I was in the process of upgrading from a
>> RedHat 7.1 system.
> A copy of your root disk, as of when?
>From about 2 weeks ago. Before I tried upgrading glibc.
>> So I'm looking for suggestions on the best way to restore my system:
>> 1) Just get the latest OS and install a whole new system (I have a few
>> concerns about losing data - mail etc doing this, I *LIKE* kde 1.x an
>> not the newer versions, etc - also can someone tell me what is the
>> latest stable version?)
> KDE 3.3 is released. www.kde.org
Actually, I meant in terms of OS versions.
>> 2) Do a basic re-install from the 7.1 disks then restore from the dvd.
>> Not exactly sure of the specific proceedures here - does anyone recall
>> if there is a *simple* fast way of doing this without having to go
>> through the ENTIRE install process selecting packages? (again, I don't
>> want the root partition wiped)
>> *) Other options?
> Notice: some Q&A inline.
> When you say you were "in the process of upgrading," were you applying
> patches designed for RH7.1, or were you trying to "jump" to RH9 (or
> beyond)? I don't see a lot of mirrors for RH7.1 remaining because that
> version's support has expired- so, that is a good reason to upgrade. But
> just what were trying to do?
No. I downloaded the glibc-2.3.3 source and was building it. After it
installed (make install). My c libraries where hosed. And anything
(which is just about *EVERYTHING*) that depends on it.
> You could try to reverse what you have done, but in the end I
> think you are going to want to upgrade. In the case of RedHat,
> you are going to want to switch distributions (RH versions ended at 9)
> You are probably going to want to backup your "home" directory before
> making any more changes or doing more damage. The simplest way to do
> that is to boot a rescue CD, enable networking, mount your "hosed"
> system, and copy anything you want to save to another computer for safe
> keeping. If this is not an option, then things start getting harder for
"Undoing" is going to be tricky however, I need something I can boot from
and still get access to the cd-rom/dvd to do the restore. I.e. if I boot
from the CD I need to be able to swap it out to get to the backed up
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