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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?
/mnt/ contains no reference to hd
/etc/fstab doesn't have anything interesing.
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.
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 ^_^