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Old 01-24-2005, 10:37 PM   #1
symonphoenix
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Unhappy Fedora Core 3 Post Install Issues


Alright, I've recently added a Seagate SATA 160 Gig drive to my system and did a total rebuild from scratch of my Win2k and Linux installs. What I discovered in doing this is that FC2 didn't like the SATA drive, but that wasn't a major issue as FC3 was available.

FC3 installed with no problems, I had no issues with the crappy Disk Druid partitioning tool to set up the drives as they should be to make sure Win2k will boot through grub. But when I reboot and try to start linux it gets to the point where the Red Hat nash Version 4.1.whatever is starting and just sits there.

I'm a little baffled that there's not any kind of error message provided at all.

Any idea's what might be wrong?

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Old 01-25-2005, 09:06 AM   #2
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if you get a grub menu screen then the kernel boots....or tries to U have a sata kernel or sata initrd issue.

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lsmod gives me sata_via libata and I use a WD sata on a gigabyte board that uses via chipset
If your kernel has it compiled in U can still see it load via /var/log/dmesg and to be sure check /boot/config-kernel file search for via or your chipset

in the worse scenario U made need to start your system off in rescue mode then compile a kernel after chroot
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:08 AM   #3
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if you get a grub menu screen then the kernel boots....or tries to U have a sata kernel or sata initrd issue.

Mdk
lsmod gives me sata_via libata and I use a WD sata on a gigabyte board that uses via chipset
If your kernel has it compiled in U can still see it load via /var/log/dmesg and to be sure check /boot/config-kernel file search for via or your chipset

in the worse scenario U made need to start your system off in rescue mode then compile a kernel after chroot
Maybe I'm mistaken, but it looks like this would need me to be able to boot the thing, which I cannot do. The Grub screen comes up, and I select the Linux boot option and that's when it gets to the screen about decompressing the Linux kernel and runs the Red Hat nash where it just stops.

How would I do a safemode boot in order to make fixes?
 
  


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