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I accidentally my command prompt!

Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 2:38 pm
by blaablaaguy
Foolishly, i set my pi to boot at the command line instead of the gui. Upon rebooting i dont get a command promt any more, just a terminal with a flashing cursor thingy and when i type and enter a command nothing happens. :( Im using berryboot and because of that i can acess config.txt and cmndline.txt.

Re: What happened to my command prompt?

Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 6:14 pm
by blaablaaguy
Bumpity bump.

Re: What happened to my command prompt?

Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 11:34 pm
by liz
OP - a bump after only four hours is a bit much. Please try to kerb your enthusiasm!

Re: What happened to my command prompt?

Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 12:38 am
by kusti8
Sounds like you may have run out of space. Can you check from BerryBoot or a Linux computer?

Re: What happened to my command prompt?

Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 4:05 am
by tweak42
blaablaaguy wrote:Foolishly, i set my pi to boot at the command line instead of the gui. Upon rebooting i dont get a command promt any more, just a terminal with a flashing cursor thingy and when i type and enter a command nothing happens. :( Im using berryboot and because of that i can acess config.txt and cmndline.txt.
Just a wild guess, but can you try changing tty terminals? You do this with key sequence:
Ctrl-Alt-F1 through F6. F7 should be the GUI but could end up with the blinking cursor you're describing (because you disabled the GUI).

Re: What happened to my command prompt?

Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:54 am
by blaablaaguy
tweak42 wrote:
blaablaaguy wrote:Foolishly, i set my pi to boot at the command line instead of the gui. Upon rebooting i dont get a command promt any more, just a terminal with a flashing cursor thingy and when i type and enter a command nothing happens. :( Im using berryboot and because of that i can acess config.txt and cmndline.txt.
Just a wild guess, but can you try changing tty terminals? You do this with key sequence:
Ctrl-Alt-F1 through F6. F7 should be the GUI but could end up with the blinking cursor you're describing (because you disabled the GUI).
Tried that allready. All are empty exept for f1 and f2. F1 displays a bit text, i think its like the top bit of the stuff that normally comes when i boot. F2 shows " [ OK ] Created slice system-getty.slice."
kusti8 wrote:Sounds like you may have run out of space. Can you check from BerryBoot or a Linux computer?
Ive got about a gigabyte left.

Re: What happened to my command prompt?

Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:57 am
by blaablaaguy
tweak42 wrote:
blaablaaguy wrote:Foolishly, i set my pi to boot at the command line instead of the gui. Upon rebooting i dont get a command promt any more, just a terminal with a flashing cursor thingy and when i type and enter a command nothing happens. :( Im using berryboot and because of that i can acess config.txt and cmndline.txt.
Just a wild guess, but can you try changing tty terminals? You do this with key sequence:
Ctrl-Alt-F1 through F6. F7 should be the GUI but could end up with the blinking cursor you're describing (because you disabled the GUI).
I can access the berryboot console but dont know the username and password. The default pi details dont work. Tried changing terminals and have a gigabyte space left.

Re: What happened to my command prompt?

Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 11:07 am
by blaablaaguy
liz wrote:OP - a bump after only four hours is a bit much. Please try to kerb your enthusiasm!
:oops: Sorry, i have yet to master the art of patience

Re: I accidentally my command prompt!

Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 11:18 am
by blaablaaguy
I might just reinstall my os. Ive got most of my python scripts backed up.

Re: I accidentally my command prompt!

Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 11:57 pm
by tweak42
blaablaaguy wrote:I might just reinstall my os. Ive got most of my python scripts backed up.
Do you have another micro SD card? You could do a clean install and import your old stuff into it. If you are using windows you can use a ext4 reader program to recover your stuff off the data partition.
http://www.howtogeek.com/112888/3-ways- ... m-windows/