I'm using berryboot to boot my first gen pi on an external hard drive, and even though it is better than an SD-card I seemed to have cut the power too many times and corrupting some files.
I don't get any kernel panics or such, actually the boot seems to go ok until it stays at
[ ok ] Starting enhanced syslogd : rsyslogd.
where I've got a blinking cursor and I can see keyboard input at the screen (but not a prompt, it just displays whatever the keyboard types). It has even started one of my own installed programs that starts at boot.
I can access all linux files by connecting the hard drive to some other computer, so I wonder if anyone know a way to repair the installation? The image btw is raspbian_2013_05.