All gone to hell since latest update

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Re: All gone to hell since latest update

Postby Provia » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:46

I think that you can also use the nano editor in terminal (wich is already installed)
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Re: All gone to hell since latest update

Postby Sorceror » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:26

Thank you Provia!

AnonymousCloud - the 2 lines of the file have been edited but when I type the final command into terminal I get 'command not found'

So I'm still stuck.
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Re: All gone to hell since latest update

Postby Provia » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:19

Remember that you have to give the grub update command as root
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Re: All gone to hell since latest update

Postby Sorceror » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:02

It looked as though the command went through alright but it hasn't fixed anything.
My system is still broken.
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Re: All gone to hell since latest update

Postby Provia » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:43

Sorceror wrote:It looked as though the command went through alright but it hasn't fixed anything.
My system is still broken.

Sorry for dumb question, but have you saved the grub file before exit nano?
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Re: All gone to hell since latest update

Postby Sorceror » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:32

Not a dumb question at all when it comes to someone like myself who isn't at all a terminal user, but yes, I did reopen the file in an editor just to see if I managed to save it correctly and the changes have saved okay.
The terminal command seemed to acknowledge the change, I can't remember what exactly happened now, but I didn't appear to get any kind of error messages. When I rebooted the pc there was still nothing working as mentioned at the beginning of my post.
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Re: All gone to hell since latest update

Postby linuxfluesterer » Wed Mar 19, 2014 13:28

I'm really alerted to hear about the many problems, the last upgrade of Sabayon has lead to, though, I must confess, those problems did not happen to me.
Anyway, we all know, that Sabayon is a rolling release and any changes in graphics, kernels and drivers can lead into serious problems. And because I know this due to own experiences, I always do a backup of my system before I do an upgrade, at least, when there is a change in a kernel (no matter main line or in within a main line), in drivers (wlan, USB, graphics...). You can check the packages to be upgraded in Rigo.

So, I highly recommend you to make backups. What you need is an externel harddrive, 500GB or 1TByte. And you can do backup with a script, adopted to that, what I have published here before:
https://forum.sabayon.org/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=30597&p=166834&hilit=backup#p166834

As I say here, you can adopt for your needs. You can make backups for 5 generations and then delete the oldest before you backup again.
In (emergency) case, you'll need to restore your backup, you can use a simple Sabayon Live system (on USB stick).
If you are interested, then I would describe in this forum, how do I restore a backup, keeping in mind old UUIDs and others.

p.s. There was a serious problem with my USB3 external disk connected to a USB3 plug (of computer) with Kernel 3.13.5. I use this USB3 disk only at USB2 plug now.

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Re: All gone to hell since latest update

Postby AnonymousCloud » Wed Mar 19, 2014 23:53

You don't need to install anything to have the system running properly.
Just remember to open your preferred editor with super-user privileges, so that You can save your work.
Having said that, if You prefer to do a fresh install that's always fine, of course.
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Re: All gone to hell since latest update

Postby AnonymousCloud » Wed Mar 19, 2014 23:59

Sorry, didn't notice your last question...
"when I type the final command into terminal I get 'command not found'"

You mean:
"grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg"?

That's pretty strange because it should work regardless the fact You changed the grub file or not... let me know...
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Re: All gone to hell since latest update

Postby AnonymousCloud » Thu Mar 20, 2014 0:16

If You want to test if systemd is running try the following in a terminal (as normal user):

systemctl status NetworkManager.service

If it returns something like:

NetworkManager.service - Network Manager
Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib64/systemd/system/NetworkManager.service; enabled)
Active: active (running) since mar 2014-03-18 09:29:37 CET; 1 day 14h ago
Main PID: 3884 (NetworkManager)
CGroup: /system.slice/NetworkManager.service
├─3884 /usr/sbin/NetworkManager --no-daemon
└─3989 /sbin/dhcpcd -B -K -L -G -c /usr/libexec/nm-dhcp-client.action eth0

it means systemd is running (and NetworkManager service is enabled, which seems to be your case).

Otherwise You should check the way You saved the grub file (as super-user).
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