I had installed Sabayon 4 and had been working for some time. In the meantime, I have updated the system through 4.1 to 4.2. Today however, after upgrading VirtualBox to 2.2.4, I got this error about user vboxadd unknown. On searching the net, I saw this solution to just create that user. I did using kuser (kde4), and after that, i could not log in at all!
Since I have openSUSE on my other partition, I booted into openSUSE and saw that files passwd, groups, shadow and gshadow had been modifed. SO, i reverted the same to the previous version. Now, when i booted, I cannot type anything either ... i checked the logs and I see that hald is not started.
Here is the log
Jun 9 22:08:16 aquarius [ 30.674622] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
Jun 9 22:08:16 aquarius [ 30.674624] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
Jun 9 22:08:16 aquarius [ 30.702916] Bridge firewalling registered
Jun 9 22:08:16 aquarius [ 31.335335] fbcondecor: console 0 using theme 'sabayon'
Jun 9 22:08:16 aquarius [ 31.435541] fbcondecor: switched decor state to 'on' on console 0
Jun 9 22:08:16 aquarius /etc/init.d/hald: ERROR: hald failed to start
Jun 9 22:08:16 aquarius /etc/init.d/NetworkManager: ERROR: cannot start NetworkManager as hald would not start
Jun 9 22:08:16 aquarius avahi-daemon: Found user 'avahi' (UID 108) and group 'avahi' (GID 444).
Jun 9 22:08:16 aquarius avahi-daemon: Successfully dropped root privileges.
Jun 9 22:08:16 aquarius avahi-daemon: avahi-daemon 0.6.24 starting up.
Jun 9 22:08:16 aquarius avahi-daemon: Successfully called chroot().
Jun 9 22:08:16 aquarius avahi-daemon: Successfully dropped remaining capabilities.
Jun 9 22:08:16 aquarius avahi-daemon: Loading service file /services/sftp-ssh.service.
Jun 9 22:08:16 aquarius avahi-daemon: Loading service file /services/ssh.service.
I use an acer aspire 8930G laptop.
I have searched a lot and i do not see a single solution anywhere ... can someone please help me with this? The only other solution is to just reinstall the os...but i have done that too many times for Sabayon.
I like Sabayon, but i find it too fragile! A small issue and the OS just becomes unusable!
Thanks in advance