Yesterday I moved to my shore house. Yesterday I bricked the Arch Linux installation on my laptop.
Obviously this never happen when you’re at home (otherwise where’s the funny, right?). I don’t have a wifi connection here (well, not at that time). So, looking for a “nice” wifi network around here, I installed this crappy kernel module.
After 5 minutes I was playing with the aircrack-ng stuff the kernel brutally segfaults. I did reboot and …bam! I got a lot of /dev/X not found messages and the systemd emergency shell (which didn’t work).
To make clear how the situation was:
- a laptop with a broken arch linux system;
- no PCs around, or at least none that I could use;
- no usbdisks around;
- no wifi, neither a 3G data connection available;
- alone in the dark.
But we are geek, and geeks always keep an arch iso on their android phone. Don’t we? Really, I downloaded the new arch iso some day ago and it still was on my microSD. …and yes, the microSD adapter was plugged in my laptop :)
So, thanks to the Android Terminal Emulator I dd’ed the arch iso in the microSD, I booted from that and I re-installed the kernel linux.
My Arch is still here :)
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