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Old 11-28-2005, 11:11 AM   #1
Voroojack
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Unhappy Fedora 3 boot hangs after "Enabling swap space: [OK]"


Hi, I had a Red Hat Fedora Linux 3 on a computer but I had to reinstall it. I installed it without any problem but after that when the Fedora wants to boot for the first time my computer stopped after displaying this line:
Enabling swap space: [OK]
I tried to boot my computer in "Run Level 3" mode but this time my computer passed the above line and stopped after displaying this line:
Checking for new hardware
Does anybody know what should I do now? Thanks a lot!
 
Old 11-28-2005, 04:37 PM   #2
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I would insert the first installation CD and boot from that. Hit "F5" and then type "linux rescue" and hit "Enter" to boot into rescue mode. It will look for existing Fedora installations, and when done, you will have to "chroot /mnt/sysimage" to get into your existing installation.

Now, what does "df -h" tell you? What does your "/etc/fstab" file look like?
 
Old 11-29-2005, 09:21 AM   #3
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I did whatever you say and these are the results:

df -h
------
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 8.8G 6.7G 1.6G 81% /
/dev/sda3 99M 9.0M 85M 10% /boot
none 6.0M 3.7M 2.0M 65% /dev/pts
/dev/sda7 24G 3.5G 21G 15% /mnt/win

cat /etc/fstab
-----------------
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 / ext3 defaults 1 1
LABEL=/boot /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01 swap swap defaults 0 0

Also I performed the "fdisk -l" command and this is it's result:

fdisk -l
--------
Disk /dev/sda: 122.9 GB, 122942324736 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14946 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 653 5245191 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda2 654 13641 104326110 f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/sda3 13642 13654 104422+ 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 13655 14946 10377990 8e Linux LVM
/dev/sda5 654 1306 5245191 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda6 1307 4390 24772198+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda7 4391 7474 24772198+ b W95 FAT32
/dev/sda8 7475 10558 24772198+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda9 10559 13641 24764166 7 HPFS/NTFS

There was another strange thing about it and that is my boot process takes a lot of time even when I installed the Fedora or when now I tried to boot Fedora in rescue mode!
 
  


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