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    Unhappy eMac G4 booting into single user mode

    I have tried "Linux 1" with no success. I have tried "Linux init=/bin/sh", and that works, but it mounts my filesystem as read only, I need to fix /etc/sudoers. I have also tried booting up with live CD, no success. I have tried booting up with the text mode installer, I can get to BusyBox, but then mounting my hard drive fails (no such device)

    Suggestions?
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    Re: eMac G4 booting into single user mode

    Ok, for some reason "Linux single" works, but "Linux 1" does not.

    I can get to the recovery menu, but the arrow keys do not let me select an option. How do I navigate this menu?
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    Re: eMac G4 booting into single user mode

    Bump.
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    Re: eMac G4 booting into single user mode

    Is it a fresh install? Have you tried the Ubuntu Hardy LiveCD? You say no success? What does it mean?
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    Re: eMac G4 booting into single user mode

    The liveCD just gives me a black screen.

    There has to be some way to navigate the recovery menu. Why don't the arrow keys work? That seems like a pretty serious bug.
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    Re: eMac G4 booting into single user mode

    Please, you should give us more infos about your hardware (ram?) and what you are trying to do. Is that a fresh install? Did you download the right Cd for PPC?
    When you try to boot the Live CD, what happens? Do you try to give there video=ofonly?
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    Re: eMac G4 booting into single user mode

    I have already installed UbuntuPPC with the text mode installer. I accidentally removed myself from the admin group (whoops!) I thought the Ubuntu installer put the first user into sudoers, I didn't realize that it relied on a group for sudo.

    Anyway, all I am trying to do is boot into single user mode.

    I can do this by doing "Linux single" at the yaboot prompt, but when I get to the recovery menu, it cannot be navigated. The arrow keys simply do not work. This seems to me to be a serious bug.
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    Re: eMac G4 booting into single user mode

    Bump.
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    Re: eMac G4 booting into single user mode

    Sorry, I forgot to answer... I'm not sure, that it is a bug. At least, I haven't heard anything about it. Maybe you can't work in single user mode.
    Anyway the easiest solution is to start from the LiveCD, giving at the yaboot prompt video=ofonly
    Have you already tried it?
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    Re: eMac G4 booting into single user mode

    Thanks, using the live CD with those commands worked!

    However, that bug with the recovery menu seems liek a serious problem.
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