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Old 07-06-2011, 12:23 PM   #1
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After installation of virtual box when rebooting black screen


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I have installed virtualbox because i wanted to run .exe files for my job. After installation and configuration it asked me to reboot. From that moment when reboots it returns the full symbol of fedora and then the screen becomes black with white letters. I couldn't login ever again. I am new in Fedora, i don't have a backup of my files and i cant't work. I think that this could be a command line or something like this. Is there any possibility to login even once to copy my files to another disk and then to setup Fedora again?
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:06 PM   #2
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Hello Vasnet7, welcome to LQ,

if it is a commandline (it's very likely if the screen isn't totally black) you can login at the loginprompt. Type your username, then Enter, then your password. When you're logged in you can try to start the xserver with
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startx
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:24 PM   #3
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The following is the last sences of the result:

giving up.
xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to x server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error
 
Old 07-06-2011, 01:28 PM   #4
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Well, the Xserver doesn't start properly, you should boot with the Fedora-install-CD and try to repair this. I did not understand if you have been able to login on the commandline???

How did you install Virtualbox? from the repository or did you download the installer from the Oracel-site?

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Old 07-06-2011, 01:34 PM   #5
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I am afraid to try to boot from cd because i don't want to make any wrong choise and destroi my files and i don't know how to repair this. I don't remember how i installed Vitualbox.

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Old 07-06-2011, 01:54 PM   #6
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This is a problem. You should at least try to boot with the CD and look if there is a repair option.

You can also use the CD and copy your Data from the Fedora-installation to an external USB-drive or Memory-stick.

You don't have any choice. But it is very unlikely that the installer or any repairprogram on the CD will damage your personal data.

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Old 07-06-2011, 02:03 PM   #7
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I have tryed to boot from cd but it boots from disk.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:04 PM   #8
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mh, how did you install Fedora?

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Old 07-06-2011, 02:09 PM   #9
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I made an iso immage copy to cd, then i used this cd for the installation. I followed the instructions and everything was o.k.
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Well, it seems odd that it is not possible to boot now from the same CD on the same computer!

Did you change anything in the Bios?

Maybe you'll have to press enter at the bootscreen when the system asks if you want to boot from the CD.

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Old 07-06-2011, 02:24 PM   #11
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I sew some settings on Virtualbox about the USB, when i tryed to change some of them i sew red letters, i didn't read them because i was in a harry and i changed it back to default settings. After reboot i sew blank screen. I was thinking if i did something wrong and i got into the BIOS and (my god) i turned off the USBs. Yes i did that. So i couldn't use my mouse and keyboard. After that i used a wired keyboard to change it back and it is o.k. now.
I have installed Fedora 15 on another disk and here is how. I unplugged every disk from the CPU so the machine had only the cd to boot. When it started booting from cd i pluged it back and i setup Fedora 15 from cd to another new second disk.

At boot screen i think there is not an option like this.

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Well, maybe it would be helpful if you perform these steps now in order to get boot from the CD.

Normaly it is possible to configure in the Bios
1. That it is possible to boot from CD and
2. The Boot-order, which means which device the bios first checks in order to find a bootable medium. Normally one uses as first drive CD and second the harddisk. The result is that the system will boot from CD if there is a bootable CD in the drive, otherwise it uses the harddisk.

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