Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Recently, I have dist-upgrade on Debian Squeeze which runs my Proliant DL360 G5. After this, when the OS boots up I can see that there is a problem with udev - it's failing. Also, there is no network now and I cannot find a node for USB device in /dev.

The machine does not have CD drive, but has USB ports of course.

The question is: is it at all possible to somehow bring the USB and network back to operable state?

share|improve this question
    
What were you ugprading from? –  Tshepang Apr 10 '11 at 21:58

1 Answer 1

(not exactly an answer)

The version of wajig in Debian Wheezy allows you to backup each package before it gets upgraded:

$ wajig help upgrade

Upgrade all of the installed packages.
$ wajig upgrade
options:
  -b            backup packages about to be upgraded onto some default directory
  --backup=DIR  backup packages about to be upgraded onto a given directory
  -n --noauth   skip the authentication verification prompt before the upgrade

So just run wajig --backup=<backup directory> upgrade so that in case of trouble, you can jsut run dpkg --install <DEB file> inside the direcories (which BTW are timestamped).

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.