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Old 03-11-2004, 09:58 PM   #1
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installed, but wont boot


I have installed fedora, but it freezes during boot, or i get a bunch of errors, and then it freezes. need help.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 10:01 PM   #2
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post the errors please, this could be a lot of things.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 12:46 AM   #3
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/: was not cleanly unmounted check forced
inode 40182, i_blocks is 168, should be 152. fixed
/:
inode 178964, i_blocks is 80, should be 24. fixed
/: inode 178965, i_blocks is 416, should be 384. fixed
/: inode 178966, i_blocks is 672, should be 648. fixed
/:
inode 477167, i_blocks is 64, should be 8. fixed
/:
inode 607642, i_blocks is 64, should be 8. fixed
/: inode 607652, i_blocks is 64, should be 8. fixed
/: ****** reboot linux ******
/: 300813/796544 files (0.1% non-contiguous), 1376831/1592443 blocks
[FAILED]
*** an error occured during the file system check
*** dropping you to shell; the system will rboot
*** when you leave the shell.
give root password for maintenance
(or type control-d to continue):

now if none of these show up, it will just hang at the"

initializing firewire controller (ohci13940: [ OK]
 
Old 03-12-2004, 02:38 AM   #4
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i want to say its likely a hard drive issue, but im not sure how likely that is. anyone else have some insight here?
 
Old 03-12-2004, 03:38 AM   #5
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i had a similar problem- it would want me to reboot after file system check, then it would freeze, then it would want me to reboot...

endless circle

i nuked my install (and rebuilt it again of course)
 
Old 03-12-2004, 10:21 AM   #6
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You're filesystem has bitten the dust. You will probably at least have to reinstall, and at worst get a new hard drive. I used to have a flaky SCSI RAID that would do this to me. Is your drive attached by firewire?

Jerad
 
Old 03-12-2004, 10:24 AM   #7
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Another thought...if you have an external drive that is connected by firewire and has an entry in fstab, you could try taking it out of fstab and see if that keeps you from getting all the errors. If so, I hope you have a warranty for the drive.

Jerad
 
Old 03-13-2004, 12:20 AM   #8
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I assure you that my hard drive is fine, as it is new, and also running windows xp just fine. no it is not connected by fire wire, but it is a sata drive. i tried the reinstall, and got the same results.
 
Old 03-13-2004, 05:41 AM   #9
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reinstalled, but it still hangs during boot, at the initializing firewire controller.
 
Old 03-19-2004, 09:00 AM   #10
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do yourself a favour - stick with windows XP

Ive tried RH9, FC1 and FC2-Test1 and none will start after installing. I tried each on three different machines. Linux is a nice attempt at a "windows killer" but is still years off.

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Old 03-19-2004, 03:08 PM   #11
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"windows killer"

Depends on your point of view and which distros you have tried. Way back I tried Red Hat 6, then Corel Debian, all gave me fits. I dropped Linux for a few years and then got into XP Pro and loved it (still do, especially for gaming).

Then I tried Linux again. Someone said Mandrake was very friendly so I took the plunge again. Well whataya know, fell right in and even picked up my network and internet. I am now dual booting XP pro and Mandrake 9.1 on 2 systems and thinking of trying another distro. I am still a complete noob at any Linux but I am having a ball messin with it. Biggest danger now is distro fever(did I make that up?) thats the addiction to trying every new distro when it comes out and never getting competent at any of them.

I have heard that lots of Linux snobs look down their collective noses at us Mandrakers but what the heck, at my age I have been looked down on before a few times.
 
Old 04-03-2004, 12:08 AM   #12
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I like your attitude, exdewar's

My story is similar: not a *Nix guru, tried multiple distros over the years, also tried FreeBSD once, couldn't get any of them really working (networking, XFree, sound) until Mandrake 9.something. But Mandrake had a few annoyances I didn't like so I went to RedHat 9, which has been the best yet. Now that they're shutting us off I'm debating such options as Fedora, giving Mandrake another shot, or maybe Debian installed via Knoppix (http://www.linuxworld.com/story/32797.htm), or maybe Suse or Xandros if I decide to pay money.

And at nearly 46 years of age I'm an old fart compared to most of these kids, and loving it.

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Old 04-03-2004, 12:12 PM   #13
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My attitude's not likely to change either, I am a very high mileage 63 yr old and have been into computers for only 5yrs, but boy did I catch the fever bad.

My politics are at the extreme opposite of yours but that is another time and place and who cares anyway. Cloe is a Doll and you are a lucky man.

I am looking forward to my adventures in Linux.
 
  


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