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Old 08-22-2005, 07:09 AM   #1
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Fedora Core 4 boot hangs

I have just installed Fedora Core 4 on a PC with one 40Gb hard drive, partitioned into 4, it has a dell utilities, a Slackware 10.1 partition, 2Gb swap space, and the Fedora partition. I had lilo working with Slackware, so after installing without the recommended GRUB (no error messages), I booted into Slackware and set up my lilo.conf, and it worked fine, I then altered fstab to mount the Fedora partition so I could fix anything that went wrong.

I then rebooted, and lilo worked, found the partition, and began to boot it, but every time, it hangs with:

VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 120K freed
Warning: Unable to open initial console.

After browsing one or two forums, a few people had said that /dev/tty0 was mssing, so i checked my Fedora's /dev, and it was empty! I have no idea how to fix this, so any help here would be massivley appreaciated

Thanks in advance


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Old 08-22-2005, 07:36 AM   #2
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i could be wrong but udev dynamically creates the /dev filesystem so perhaps the issue is with udev. check and see if it is installed. Other then that i dunno. sorry couldn't be more help.


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