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Urgent: cucked my manjaro machine. Anonymous 15/07/19(Sun)08:26 No. 21878 ID: 6ebab6

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In dire need of help. Tried asking /r/, but phone was being too slow.
Using manjaro Linux. Last night I did a long wipe of a flash drive (not one containing the operating system. Just one that I was formatting for storage use as a normal pen drive). Later in the night, after that had been closed out, I tried to switch to lxdm. After running a command I do not recall, I rebooted to see it boot into lxdm so I could start using a wider variety of window managers, but alas, I got this. After as much fiddling as I could muster, I was left helpless. Stuck With 3g data, no live USB, a broken disk drive, no extra computer, and no wired internet, I came to this page as a last-ditch effort. Please help. (manjaro 64 bit installed on a lenovo ideapad y510-p. Was using gdm but tried to switch to lxdm and fecked self)

Anonymous 15/07/19(Sun)08:49 No. 21879 ID: 6ebab6

Blatant despair bump

Anonymous 15/07/19(Sun)10:19 No. 21880 ID: 3b20f8

looks like your machine was relying on the flash drive to boot. good luck dude

Anonymous 15/07/20(Mon)05:13 No. 21884 ID: 18d731

Update: Installed Manjaro i3. With the help of a buddy's computer. Just overwriting new /home/ with old one. There's a hell of a learning curve, but it's much faster.

Anonymous 15/07/20(Mon)08:07 No. 21885 ID: 04dfea

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Well OP, I was right.

The dependency of the OS was on your flash drive. Because it was dependent on it and you ran a command on it, you happened to mess up the OS as it was dependent on it.

Watch what you do on that drive if you're dependent on it.

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