Debian Configuration :: Lenny Can't Boot After Updating The System
Feb 5, 2011
I have always used apt-get to update the system. Yesterday, I was doing some tests and one of them was to try to update the system using the aptitude command, instead. I ran aptitude update and then aptitude safe-ugrade. I thought that wouldn't be a problem, but I was wrong. This morning I found the computer just can't boot.
I get this message:
I have Squeeze in another partition on that computer. I can access the system through the terminal (the graphic is screwed). Is it possible to try my Lenny from this partition? If not, I also have a live cd for Squeeze. Right now I'm on another computer.
I've got Lenny installed with the desktop environment included. Remote desktop has been activated and I can see Lenny's desktop on a second computer using VNC. When I disconnect the monitor from the first PC which is running on Lenny and start that one up it won't boot all the way and I cannot connect through VNC (connection refused).
Etch has no problem with that. When I connect a monitor to the stalling Lenny I read: Failed to start the X server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem?
What can I do to establish a full boot on Lenny so I can use VNC the way Etch (and other distros) allows me to? This has something to do with the autodetect system, I suppose. Could I tell X Server to ignore the fact no monitor is connected or could I fool X Server into believing there is a monitor?
my iwlist scan is normal. ethernet connection ok, wirless not working but does seem to receive. wifi radar lists my router ssid. Does this say I have the correct router for my wireless is my question? I am also getting this error message with this system on KDE, LENNY. From KWLAN a wpasupplicant front end.
"you do not have permissions to start pppd or pppd was not found. Dial up networking will not work."
I just updated some user account information on my server and when I log on from a client it the ypcat passwd command shows the old info. How do I make it update? A related question... my NIS users can only log in on client machines using the terminal; it doesn't work at the graphical login screen. Is this normal? I'm new to NIS (just set it up last night) and still getting this stuff sorted out.
I've installed 6.0.1a on my xi3 box [URL] and it works great. However when I remove the monitor and keyboard it doesn't boot (I don't know how far it gets, there is no monitor...). I did not install, and do not want, any kind of GUI interface, command line only. This is going in a closet as a solid state rsync backup repo. I have another small system (not this exact one) running Lenny that runs just fine headless - is this some kind of Squeeze regression? Is there any way I can get this running headless (I can't run Lenny on this box because I don't think the Marvell GbE driver is there or is working in Lenny.
i do have a strange problem get running php5 on lenny 64 inside apache2. i had installed it as all instructions on the web does: # apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5 php5-cli php5-common php5-cgi
apt has enabled php automatically, so /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/php5.conf does have inside: <ifmodule mod_php5.c> AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .phtml .php3 AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps </ifmodule>
A few days ago I upgraded my debian sid system, and since then systemd does a filesystem check on every boot which takes over two minutes, disobeying the existing settings I had. How can I set systemd to do a filesystem check only once every a set number of mounts, like I had set up before the upgrade?
I am on debian jessie. I ran "apt-get update && apt-get upgrade" and midway through the upgrade my computer suddenly rebooted.
I wasn't paying close attention to the upgrade process so I didnt see if there was any error messages right before the reboot. The laptop was plugged in, fully charged and I've never had issues with overheating.
When I boot now I get to a shell with a message that says:
Code: Select allWelcome to emergency mode. After logging in type "journalctl -xb" to view system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, "systemctl default" to try again to boot into default mode.
If I try "systemctl default" there's a message that simply says "Hangup", nothing else happens.
Looking through "journalctl -xb" I see this:
Code: Select allFailed to insert module 'autofs4' Failed to open /dev/autofs: No such file or directory Failed to initialize automounter: No such file or directory Failed to set up automount Arbitrary Executable File Formats File System Automount Point. Failed to start Load Kernel Modules. If I retry "apt-get upgrade" it says: Code: Select alldpkg was interrupted, you must maually run dpkg --configure -a to correct the problem If I run "dpkg --configure -a" stops at the package cups-browsed with message saying "Hangup"
Output of a few commands I saw in another forum thread:
I want to build a custom system and I need your opinions. I have an old laptop which I want to configure as a system for troubleshooting purpose, my idea is to have multi-boot system with multiple root file systems, e.g. one root file system has only BIND to work as DNS server, another root file system has only Samba, etc., and I can choose which system to boot into from grub, or a custom menu after booting grub.
I thought of setting multiple partitions and install a full system on each one, but I thought that there might be a better way to do this, I'd like to hear your opinions.
I have just recently installed firestarter to get an idea of iptables editing with a GUI. Firestarter works great and I love it, however when I turn my system on, and my system is booting up the terminal displays a "Failed" message when attempting to start up firestarter. Now I have been doing my homework (reserch) and have read that a user will get this error because firestarter trys to load prior to the network manager starting up. I have also read some other variables that can cause this is if you use network manager and have a password on your user account (which I do have) can cause this issue.
However in most cases from what I have read is even though it gives the user a "Failed" startup message, once the user logs in, and is connected to the internet firestarter will actually load the iptables. I did some tests and from what I understand I can see that this is true because I have allowed access to certain torrent trackers, and denied access to others, and I can see some come online. Does firestarter load iptables once the user logs in? Or once it fails to load, does it not load at all unless you manually open/load the application. If firestarter just modifies iptables, then once I save my listings in firestarter then I really don't need it to start up correct?
I have added a 10 Mbps network card to my SGI O2 MIPS workstation running Debian Lenny running the 26-2 kernel. The workstation already has an onboard NIC which is working fine.(eth0).
lspci -v shows ths card as:-00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Compex ReadyLink 2000 (rev 0a) Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 18 I/O ports at 1800 [disabled] [size=32] Upon googling I found out that this card is an NE2000 clone. I downloaded the latest 2.6.36 kernel sources and did the following:-
1. Make Menuconfig 2. Loaded an alternate kernel config file (my working kernel config file) 3. In DeviceDrivers->Network device support->Ethernet (10 or 100 Mbit)
I selected ASIX AX88796 as the help associated with this showed it as an NE 2000 clone. configured it to be a module and did make, make_modules and make_install. Edited /etc/Modules to load ax88796 and added an alias eth1 ax88796 to this file. copied the new kernel to the /boot and did a reboot, the machine booted up fine and udev -r showed the 2.6.36 kernel and lsmod showed ax88796 loaded. But, Iam not able to bring up eth1 using:-
ifup eth1 The error messages given are:- SIOCSIFADDR: No such device eth1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device SIOCSIFNETMASK: No such device
Upgraded Wheezy to Jessie, by changing my apt sources to point at stable instead of wheezy. Ran upgrade, and dist-upgrade, all fine etc.
Then tried to update the kernel by installing linux-image-amd64 package .. seemed to work fine, but after a reboot my kernel version still says 3.10.23
What have I missed?
Code: Select allroot@hostname:~# apt-cache search linux-image linux-headers-3.16.0-4-amd64 - Header files for Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64 - Linux 3.16 for 64-bit PCs linux-image-3.16.0-4-amd64-dbg - Debugging symbols for Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 linux-image-amd64 - Linux for 64-bit PCs (meta-package)
i am trying to get a pxe server working on a debian so other clients can boot off it. the problem has two parts.
1. getting the pxe working. so far the tftp part doesnt work. the client says tftp error. so i guess the dhcp portion is working, but theres something wrong with the /var/lib/tftpboot or the deamon config itself. 2. the other issue is that in the shop many system's have non-working disk drives. also many of them do not have a usb boot option in the bios. all i need to do is get the "bare" kernel file or grub(?) to boot over pxe and give me the ability to boot from a usb flash drive and load the rest of the linux files from there. my primary intention is NOT netinstall. although it wouldnt hurt. my intention is running a linux live usb on systems without bios usb boot support. ive read somewhere that a full pxe live boot requires nfs setup. i am asking for that, just so i can boot from a flash drive.
i use a telekom s100 set-top-box, which originally had a prism54 wlan-card. but wlan was very slow. but the driver was working well and it did not seem to be a configuration issue, so i assumed that its that card which is so slow. following i purchased a atheros based wlan-card which is working perfectly well with the ath5k driver of my linux kernel (2.6.26-1-686). but the connection is pretty bad anyway. i get max 300kb/s from pc to pc. as its the same with 3 different cards i tested in the s100 i assume it is a configuration issue? or might there be chipset or mini-pci-slot limitation?
when i check the connection with iwconfig the bitrate is somewhere between 1-54mb/s, rising to 54mb/s and then falls back to 1mb/s, rising to 54mb/s again, falling down, its an infinite loop. im using wpa_supplicant for the connection, but i don't think thats the malefactor. well, you never know .. i tried to set the bitrate with iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M but that ended in a disconnection ...
Can Debian act as a Windows Domain Controller? I'm just curious because my boss recently tossed out some old servers and I grabbed them. They're good machines but I can't afford to pay $1000 for Server 2003 R2 just to setup a domain at my place and run Endpoint Protection and such. I've never used a domain setup in Linux before so I thought I'd ask and possibly try to, if Debian/Linux is capable of such a thing.
I have problem with installing Deluge. I did not find any manual how to install Deluge. And I wanna install deluge newest version, and that is on Debian testing packages. So how can I install Deluge from debian testing packages. I read a little bit Deluge forum and there I see, there is lot of problems with Deluge on Debian Lenny. And all I need is use Deluge from web interfaces, thats all. How could I set it up?
I've been trying to configure Postgresql in Debian for some time now, in order to install a ERP program in my computer, but when trying to follow the tutorial for the program configuration I end up stalled. Basically its says this:
1) under su, start by finding the postgresql.conf file (it points the location of the file in /var/lib/postgres/data, but it isn't there) and find the line saying 'tcpip_socket' and changing it to "true"
After a little search and help, I found this file in /etc/postgresql/<version>/main/ but the mentioned line is absent, locate it or tell me where to add it in the file? I've read the file front to back and I'm pretty sure the line isn't there.This is, according to the tutorial, to enable the server to connect to a Java program through the JDBC.
2) after editing postgresql.conf, edit pg_hba.conf and add the following line to the end of the file: host all all 127.0.0.1 255.255.255.255 trust
I get stuck after this, because I'm now supposed to restart the server by using '/etc/init.d/postgresql restart', but bash replies that the path is invalid. The program I'm trying to install is hosted here: [URL]. It's a portuguese ERP program.
Why is my Xen server (An up-to-date Lenny box) making Xen DomUs as Etch boxes? I run a command such as:
This is 100% replicable. I certainly never asked it to create an Etch VM! I cannot find anything in the docs to change this. And for the record, I did let it finish creating it, and it most definitely made an Etch box.
I am using Lenny kernel version 2.6.26-2-686.I am trying to install some drivers and they need kernel source. I installed kernel source through Synaptic, but the driver installer doesn't find it at the place it expects.
1) Where does Lenny keep the kernel source? 2) Are the kernel sources from Debian and www.kernel.org the same? 3) If I want to download the kernel source manually, where do I get it from?
I tried recompiling a new kernel yesterday (2.6.34) on my debian sarge box, but I ran into multiple difficulties. These difficulties forced me to do a double dist-upgrade to lenny. The new kernel was (seemingly) compiled without any hiccups, and I ran dpkg -i on both the image and the header debs. They didn't install properly into grub, but I think I managed to fix that manually.Next thing I did was rebooting the server. It refused to come back up. Luckily my ISP has recovery tools, so I managed to switch back to the old kernel. It boots just fine with that kernel, but the problem is that there is no ssh daemon running! I can access it through ftp and do limited jobs through php, but nothing big, as I have no root access.Now, enough backstory. My question is: How can I install openssh-server onto the server remotely? I cannot access the server personally, as the server is in a completely different country.
I'm using Debian Lenny, the only problem that I have is that the sound card isn't recognize by the system, I have installed ALSA 1.0.20 and I followed several tutorials trying to enable my sound card (ATI tech Azalia (Intel HDA)but all tries fail.
So, after install another distro -debian based- in the same pc I figured out that the sound card is enable and running by default, the ALSA version is the same -1.0.20- but the kernel is different -2.6.31.xx- so my questions are:
1. do you recommend me to upgrade my lenny's kernel to fix the problem?
2. is there a way to upgrade specific packages -for example samba, alsa, kernel- using unstable or testing versions instead of upgrade the entire distro? actually I'm confortable with lenny
3. what configuration should I check in the "other" distro to use that parameters in lenny?
I just did a regular install of debian lenny on a stand-alone machine. Now I want to add some new mp3-software. Debian doesn't like it if I install as root. A regular gets other negative results:
wlff@debian:~/My_Apps/mpg321-0.2.12-1$ ./configure checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking whether build environment is sane... yes checking for gawk... no checking for mawk... mawk checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... no checking for gawk... (cached) mawk checking for gcc... no checking for cc... no checking for cc... no checking for cl... no configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH See `config.log' for more details. wlff@debian:~/My_Apps/mpg321-0.2.12-1$
I did find the GNU-compiler in /usr/lib/gcc. So what could be wrong with gcc, and what about gawk, cc and cl?