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I am running Fedora Core 2 and using up2date to download and install new kernels. I have not installed a kernel manually yet but I would like to try soon and then maybe this problem will not be an issue.
The problem is, when I boot to one of the kernels up2date has downloaded and installed it hangs on the "Probing for new hardware" section. The only kernel I can boot to correctly is the one that came installed with my system.
Do I have to change something to allow booting to my other kernels correctly?
The behaviour you describe is unusual. I've never had a problem, but I use apt-get and yum to update packages, never up2date.
You could try running "yum update" in a terminal window to see what it says - it may detect a broken package.
I'm actually having the exact same problem. I did a clean install of fedora and after it finished, I ran "yum update". When I try to boot into the new kernel it installed, it freezes at "Probing for new hardware". If needed I can post all the specs on my system.
It looks like the only thing doucer and I have in common is an Audigy 2 sound card and I used to have a Lite-On drivebut replaced it with my DVD burner. My DVD and CD burners will no longer burn in Fedora (I think because I turned off kudzu) so this problem will most likely fix another I am having.
My question now is, should I turn on kudzu and see if it magically loads with the new kernels now (or should I wait and hope my burners start working again? I can't revert back to my old kernel because I deleted it out of grub
I have a suspicion that the problem is the Audigy card because my friend with an audigy 2 platinum is having the same problem yet his mother without an audigy is not having this problem.
I just added the lines for my original kernel back into grub.conf and set kudzu to start on system boot. My system is back to normal (my burners work) except now I need to know how I can manually update my kernel and get it working properly since I can no longer use yum to do it successfully.
Where should I get new kernels and should they be Fedora Linux kernels or just any old linux kernel?
Edit: as I suspected the new kernels froze on "Probing for new hardware"
Yeah, neither of us seem to have strange hardware configurations by any means. So that's why I'm so curious as to why it won't boot. The only thing we have in common is our sound cards. Could that really be it?