[arch-general] Updated tree years old archlinux

Ray Rashif schivmeister at gmail.com
Sun Aug 15 08:17:33 EDT 2010

On 15 August 2010 19:14, Johannes Held <mail at hehejo.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> during the last days I updated my old notebook. It wasn't updated since
> 2007. So you can imagine that the latest switch from tar.gz to tar.xz
> was a little problem.
> But a manual installation of the necessary packages and some rude
> untaring directly in / gave me the ability to update the whole system
> with pacman again. :-) That's awesome.
> However, some configs are borked, X refuses to start and booting won't
> work anymore due to some problems with the right rootfstype.
> That doesn't matter, because I don't need that notebook any more - it
> was simply amazing to see it getting updated. :-)

I'm really interested in cases like this =p

1) remove any xorg.conf that you have
2) edit mkinitcpio.conf for a 'full' image
3) grub-install (ensure menu.lst or grub.cfg is correct)

Tell us if you're able to revive it.


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