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#1 2016-04-30 11:40:18

lenoah
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My Bunsen has Broken

Everything has just broken, I think. I was following a tutorial on installing cataclysm DDA, and the next thing I know the package I was instructed to install is removing all sorts of stuff on my system, including WiFi drivers or something. I also can't connect USB sticks, or do Sufi apt-get of install --fix-missing because I have no internet connection. I connected an Ethernet cable but it doesn't seem to have registered. I really don't know what to do but I'd like to be able to keep all my data on the system, if possible.

Thanks, Noah smile

PS. On a lighter note, you could do with better mobile support on the forums for moments like these smile

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#2 2016-04-30 11:41:50

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Re: My Bunsen has Broken

Sudo. Autocorrect set to Sufi, but I meant sudo.

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#3 2016-04-30 11:58:54

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Re: My Bunsen has Broken

Hello & welcome smile

lenoah wrote:

I connected an Ethernet cable but it doesn't seem to have registered.

Connect the cable and run this command:

sudo dhclient eth0

This presumes your interface is called eth0, check the output of `ip l` and change this if needed.

lenoah wrote:

I was following a tutorial on installing cataclysm DDA

Do you have a link to that tutorial?


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#4 2016-04-30 12:28:41

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Re: My Bunsen has Broken

Here is a link to the instructions: pastebin.com/iLJ15RX5

I can't write those commands because the computer turned off and when I press the power button all that happens is the screen goes grey and in the bottom centre are three icons: a keyboard, an equals sign and a human with arms and legs spread out, in a circle.

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#5 2016-04-30 12:39:31

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Re: My Bunsen has Broken

lenoah wrote:

Here is a link to the instructions: pastebin.com/iLJ15RX5

Those instructions are for Debian 7, BL is based on Debian 8; I'm not sure if that's critical.

Also, the SDL files appear to be available in Debian with no need to compile or use an LD_LIBRARY_PATH hack, unless I'm missing something obvious.

See https://github.com/CleverRaven/Cataclys … MPILING.md, did you try that method?

I have no idea why this has b0rked your system though hmm

lenoah wrote:

I can't write those commands because the computer turned off and when I press the power button all that happens is the screen goes grey and in the bottom centre are three icons: a keyboard, an equals sign and a human with arms and legs spread out, in a circle.

How cryptic.

Can you get to a console screen (TTY) by pressing <Ctrl>+<Alt>+F2?


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#6 2016-04-30 13:02:25

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Re: My Bunsen has Broken

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
lenoah wrote:

I can't write those commands because the computer turned off and when I press the power button all that happens is the screen goes grey and in the bottom centre are three icons: a keyboard, an equals sign and a human with arms and legs spread out, in a circle.

How cryptic.

A little Google stumble (eventually finding footing on "keyboard equals human") turned up this and similar threads:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/361182/a … d-human-sy
Looks like that how-to pulled in a lot more than Cataclysm DDA.


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#7 2016-04-30 13:06:07

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Re: My Bunsen has Broken

A minute ago it just flashed up with couldn't boot kernel selection failed or something. I did try the firhub but it wasn't all working so I looked for a tutorial. Even if I can't get the OS to work again is there a way to get my data?

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#8 2016-04-30 13:14:38

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Re: My Bunsen has Broken

lenoah wrote:

.... Even if I can't get the OS to work again is there a way to get my data?

Boot a live disc and copy the data to another partition or external media.


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#9 2016-04-30 15:17:32

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Re: My Bunsen has Broken

Ctrl alt f2 or Ctrl alt f1 don't open a terminal.

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#10 2016-04-30 16:56:20

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Re: My Bunsen has Broken

lenoah wrote:

Ctrl alt f2 or Ctrl alt f1 don't open a terminal.

Oh dear sad

Does it do anything at all? Do you switch to a black screen?

I have to ask: are you pressing <Ctrl> and <Alt> and F2 all at the same time?

You can try highlighting the BunsenLabs entry in the GRUB menu then press "e" and add this to the end of the line that starts with "linux":

systemd.unit=multi-user.target

Then press <Ctrl>+x (at the same time) to boot the modified entry.

You can also try:

systemd.unit=rescue.target

if "multi-user" doesn't work


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#11 2016-04-30 18:30:45

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Re: My Bunsen has Broken

I didn't completely work out what happened, but it turned out my 'recovery disk' contained half of Ubuntu mate which was why the cryptic symbols came up. I used puppy to reclaim my files then reinstalled the OS. Thanks for the help guys smile

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