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Old 01-25-2005, 11:54 PM   #1
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Fedora Core 3 install->boot issues


I just finished upgrading a recently-hosed FC2 installation to FC3. However, on boot, it hangs on "congifuring kernal parameters". I can ^c and get a login prompt, but it can't start X. once I log on and attempt to $ startx, it complains about not being able to create "/etc/somewhere/tmp/somefile: [b]read-only filesystem[b]". I'm guessing that this is bad. Also, when I $ reboot, it goes into what seems to be an infinte loop and prints out some error. WTF is going on?

Other info:

/mnt/ contains no reference to hd
/etc/fstab doesn't have anything interesing.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 12:02 AM   #2
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hi there

before going for startx

make sure u r root

u can come to status by

su

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Old 01-26-2005, 05:14 AM   #3
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"read only file system" usually means just that. In the early stages of booting the root file system is mounted read-only, later it should be remounted read/write.

As root try:

mount -u /

Hope this helps

Michael
 
Old 01-26-2005, 08:11 PM   #4
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Well, I did a clean install. Fixed the problem (not really):

I got it to boot and have been able to work in FC3, installing software and whatnot. I just installed the nvidia drivers, rebooted, and it worked. I then changed graphics card "vendor" in xorg.conf to "nvidia". Reboot, and it's hosed again. Same error, but with a twist: I can't bring up a login prompt. It stops trying to configure kernal parameters, tries x11, doesn't work (like last time), so it runs some other stuff, and then hangs.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 11:01 PM   #5
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hi there

after u changed the " then changed graphics card "vendor" in xorg.conf to "nvidia""

it is not working right?

can u post the older and newer xorg.conf here


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Old 02-19-2005, 02:10 AM   #6
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I had the same problem - and found this: (ThankU stomp10)
PS: you can just edit the boot parameters directly when halting the boot process during the 3 second grace period!!
Lasse


Ha I got it to work and start up the os. Booted from the install disk 1 and selected the edit command line option ('Scuse if my terminology is a bit off

- Still a Newb) removed the last bit of the line that said something like "rgbh quiet" (minus the quotes) saved it and rebooted without the disk - it

went right to a login screen and bypassed the startup wizard. After another reboot the startup wizard came up and I was able to create a user account. A

bit quirky but it did the job for me.... This fixed the hanging at Configuring kernel paramet1ers thing
 
Old 02-21-2005, 11:42 AM   #7
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The problem was that GRUB was (in "Kernal arguments") telling the kernal to mount root/ as -ro. Configuring the boot parameters in Grub didn't do anything, i.e. it did not actually _make_ any changes o Grub's config. I booted in Rescue mode and changed the apropriate line in grub.conf and everything works like a dream ^_^
 
  


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