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Boot Problems => Boot Problems (English) => Topic started by: Colin23erk on 2014/07/19, 16:09:29 pm

Title: Command not working in Terminal
Post by: Colin23erk on 2014/07/19, 16:09:29 pm
1st I can only copy command but cannot paste in Terminal as suggested.
2nd Input only accepts USA layout  not UK i.e. when I type  "  then  @  appears
3rd When  I manually type    (  sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda6"dpkg -configure -a  ) I get an error message it does not understand -o request not  -a that I entered

Looked at chroot --help but could not find (dpkg -configure -a ) argument

Colin
Title: Re: Command not working in Terminal
Post by: adrian15 on 2014/07/20, 02:27:45 am
1st I can only copy command but cannot paste in Terminal as suggested.
2nd Input only accepts USA layout  not UK i.e. when I type  "  then  @  appears
3rd When  I manually type    (  sudo chroot "/mnt/boot-sav/sda6"dpkg -configure -a  ) I get an error message it does not understand -o request not  -a that I entered

Looked at chroot --help but could not find (dpkg -configure -a ) argument

Colin

I see you come from linux.org where they suggest to use boot-repair instead of own tools for repairing Grub (I guess).

You can check if you can copy and paste in Rescatux 0.32 beta 1. I will probably check that the default terminal can be used to paste text in it. That way boot-repair not will only be functional by itself but also when the user is supposed to write commands manually.

About the commands usually you enter the chroot with:

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chroot /mnt/boot-sav/sda6
and then your run whatever you want to, e.g.:
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dpkg --configure -a
and finally you exit the chroot
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exit
.

Anyway depending on your problem try the default options for fixing grub and see what it does.