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Updated to Gnome 3 today... big mistake. My mind was screaming no, but I needed to install Eye of Gnome, and the new version wouldn't work with Gnome 2.32. I figured worst case scenario it would fail and I'd just switch over to KDE.


I didn't think it was possible for a DE update to total my system, but wow...


I restarted after install and now I'm greeted by

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The filesystem is mounted read-only. I can access files, change directories, and autocomplete works, but ls shows nothing.



I think I need to find a new distro. There is a lot to be said for a rolling release model, but this is just too much. I didn't think they would be so quick to move to Gnome 3, since its so incomplete and buggy. They removed the fglrx drivers from the official repo because of quality issues, but the AMD drivers are rock solid compared to Gnome3.
    
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Yeah it's gotten a bit messy with the move to gnome3. The only gnome app I use is file roller and yesterday it wanted to install gnome-dektop nautilus and gnome disk utility plus all of their dependencies because evidently those are all dependencies of file roller now.
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Honestly I'm completely stumped.

I managed to get rw access to the filesystem by remounting it. I manually changed the hostname, but it didn't make any difference. My hosts, fstab, rc.conf, and inittab are all unchanged. I even tried changing my inittab to run level 3 so it wouldn't even attempt to start X and nothing.
    
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Honestly I'm completely stumped.

I managed to get rw access to the filesystem by remounting it. I manually changed the hostname, but it didn't make any difference. My hosts, fstab, rc.conf, and inittab are all unchanged. I even tried changing my inittab to run level 3 so it wouldn't even attempt to start X and nothing.
I had th same exact thing happen once when I was trying out fglrx 11.3 it required xorg 1.9 not 1.10 and when I downgraded something weird happened and I got the same username @none. No idea why it happened still, luckily it was just a test disk/install. Sorry I can be of more help.
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Honestly I'm completely stumped.

I managed to get rw access to the filesystem by remounting it. I manually changed the hostname, but it didn't make any difference. My hosts, fstab, rc.conf, and inittab are all unchanged. I even tried changing my inittab to run level 3 so it wouldn't even attempt to start X and nothing.
The grub2 package just had an update today...

[edit] Also, might want to reinstall your kernel/check your modules/mkinitcpio hooks. The gnome3 upgrade, while messy and uncomfortable, doesn't sound like it would cause something like this.
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I still use grub legacy.

But thanks for reminding me. I checked /var/log/pacman.conf and the last entry is coreutils, and it looks like it is cut off.

Odd, because the update finished before I restarted.

That would probably explain the problem though. :/
    
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Sounds like you got updates other than GNOME that caused the problem. I know GNOME 3 is a small diamond buried inside a steaming pile of manure, but this doesn't look like something related to it.

Back to Gentoo for you?
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I give up.

I managed to mount the filesystem in Windows with read/write, and removed db.lck.

Booted into Arch, reinstalled coreutils from the cache. Tried out ls, and it worked

Rebooted, still f'ed. ls doesn't work, and pacman is locked again.



@error10

Its coreutils that is messed. I think I'm going to have to boot into a live cd and fix it. If that fails then I'm looking at Sabayon, which is a gentoo live CD, and its still using Gnome 2.32.
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