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> Fragged Disk, Opie Won't Boot, Drops me to command line login
guitara
post Apr 21 2006, 11:39 AM
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After freezing while starting xmms, the disk was corrupted, generating alot of nasty errors on boot. After failing to start opie, it still gives me a shell, but I can't login. Are there any defaults for usernames or passwords? I flashed with hentges rom and opie. I'd like to see if fsck can rescue me out of this one, before just reflashing.. Thanks
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post Apr 21 2006, 09:17 PM
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QUOTE(guitara @ Apr 21 2006, 09:39 PM)
After freezing while starting xmms, the disk was corrupted, generating alot of nasty errors on boot.  After failing to start opie, it still gives me a shell, but I can't login. Are there any defaults for usernames or passwords? I flashed with hentges rom and opie. I'd like to see if fsck can rescue me out of this one, before just reflashing.. Thanks
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Username "root", no password. If that doesn't work, your system is dead ph34r.gif
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post Apr 21 2006, 10:12 PM
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Can altboot truly boot to a USB storage device through USB host that has a bootable OS on it? That could be a data-life-saver for some.
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post Apr 21 2006, 11:13 PM
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QUOTE(Antikx @ Apr 22 2006, 08:12 AM)
Can altboot truly boot to a USB storage device through USB host that has a bootable OS on it? That could be a data-life-saver for some.
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With kernel 2.4 it can yes. For kernel 2.6 I'd have to work out the module depedencies first, but yeah, that's possible.

With altboot installed you can also boot into init=/bin/sh and manually repair a damaged system (or rescue files).
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post Apr 22 2006, 07:57 PM
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Thanks... tried root, no password, and it didn't work. I guess nothing left to do but reflash then. Thanks for a great ROM, btw.. Works out nicely.. I think I may try to altboot with gpe this time as well
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post Apr 28 2006, 08:32 PM
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QUOTE(CoreDump @ Apr 22 2006, 01:13 AM)
QUOTE(Antikx @ Apr 22 2006, 08:12 AM)
Can altboot truly boot to a USB storage device through USB host that has a bootable OS on it? That could be a data-life-saver for some.
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With kernel 2.4 it can yes. For kernel 2.6 I'd have to work out the module depedencies first, but yeah, that's possible.
With altboot installed you can also boot into init=/bin/sh and manually repair a damaged system (or rescue files).
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Very neat. Thanks for the info.
I've wondered under pdaXrom and now OZ... what is the proper way to run a file system check under OZ? Or is that necessary?
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