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Old 03-08-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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Smile cannot boot linux server fedora core 8


hello everybody.....I'm a new user in Linux and in this forum....and here i would like to get a breve answer from kindly friends in this forum that i have a own internet cafe that use a Fedora Core 8 as a dhcp and proxy server, and i had two normal users that created in my server to monitoring the billing of client who use the internet. But was delete those users and create a new one and restarted the server. and the problem is when booting process running suddenly hang and cannot continue but the server doesn't showing any errors and cannot continue the booting process..........

can you help me why this happen???


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matias
 
Old 03-08-2010, 09:17 PM   #2
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Hi,
when you do a hard reboot ie power off/on, what do you see? Can you give your HW spec?
BTW, Fedora is the bleeding edge / R & D distro from RH. Not suitable for serious stuff like running an internet cafe. Also, there's a new version every year, F8 is no longer supported or updated. They're on F12 or 13 by now.
Highly suggest you get a long term stable distro like Centos (free version of RHEL). Updates for 7 yrs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedora_(operating_system)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CentOS
 
Old 03-08-2010, 10:11 PM   #3
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You might be able to boot to a live cd to repair or upgrade your system.
 
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for an internet Cafe you might look into using Debain
The New York Stock Exchange is run on Debain

But CentOS5.4 / RedHat RHEL5.4 is user friendly
 
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Old 03-09-2010, 03:06 AM   #6
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You might be able to boot to a live cd to repair or upgrade your system.

should i use the Fedora Core 8 CD in case to repair or upgrade the system??? or i can use knopix or ubuntu live cd???


cheers,

Matias
 
Old 03-09-2010, 03:37 AM   #7
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use the fedora 8 install cd to repair it .Using the "rescue " mode ,just fallow the onscreen instructions

but upgrade NO
it is IMPOSABLE to "upgrade" fedora 8 and turn it into a fedora 12 box
you MUST do a fresh install
-- how ever i would use Cent if you want to stay with rpm packages
download and burn a centOS5.4 cd/dvd and burn the .iso to disk.
 
Old 03-09-2010, 04:51 AM   #8
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use the fedora 8 install cd to repair it .Using the "rescue " mode ,just fallow the onscreen instructions

but upgrade NO
it is IMPOSABLE to "upgrade" fedora 8 and turn it into a fedora 12 box
you MUST do a fresh install
-- how ever i would use Cent if you want to stay with rpm packages
download and burn a centOS5.4 cd/dvd and burn the .iso to disk.

i cannot login to the machine but should i upgrade from fc8 to fc11??? if possible how could i do it???

cheers,

Matias
 
Old 03-09-2010, 05:09 AM   #9
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here are the details of starting to boot:

Starting auditd: ok
Starting irqbalance: ok
Starting rpcbind: ok
Starting NFS statd: ok
Starting RPC idmapd: ok
Starting Bluetiith Services: ok
Mounting other filesystems: ok
Starting PC/SC smart card daemon (pcscd): ok
Starting system logger: ok
Starting kernel logger: ok
_

and until hire cannot start anymore.......

I really need your answer please!!!!!!!!!!


cheers,

Matias
 
Old 03-09-2010, 03:51 PM   #10
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upgrade from fc8 to fc11
With fedora a "upgrade IS NOT POSSIBLE
I have Never had a fedora "upgrade" work in the last 5 years.

Do a FRESH install of fedora 12 [b] after a reformat of the drive/s
Fedora 12 uses ext4 file system and a NEW boot partition format


but I WOULD install CentOS or Debain on a server at a internet cafe
 
Old 03-09-2010, 07:38 PM   #11
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NYSE on RHEL http://searchenterpriselinux.techtar...316018,00.html & a few others http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente..._exchange.html.
Rumour has it after the last crash at LSE on MS, they're moving to Linux.
 
Old 03-10-2010, 12:10 AM   #12
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my bad .I really thought that NYSE replaced there IBM mainframe with a Debian cluster

costam i would not install fedora unless you LIKE down time
 
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:03 AM   #14
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pop the fedora 8 install cd in and reboot with it in the drive
then fallow the on screen instructions
type in " rescue " then fallow the instructions
then type in
chroot /mnt/sysimage ( as per the instructions)

then use "nano" an terminal text editer to read /var/log/boot.log ,Xorg.0.log , dmesg ,and messages
Code:
nano /var/log/boot.log

nano /var/log/Xorg.0.log
nano /var/log/messages
the error will be in there
 
Old 03-10-2010, 05:03 AM   #15
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use the fedora 8 install cd to repair it .Using the "rescue " mode ,just fallow the onscreen instructions

but upgrade NO
it is IMPOSABLE to "upgrade" fedora 8 and turn it into a fedora 12 box
you MUST do a fresh install
-- how ever i would use Cent if you want to stay with rpm packages
download and burn a centOS5.4 cd/dvd and burn the .iso to disk.
Dear Jhon VV,
I tried to boot using rescue mode and follow the instruction but still same.....
any idea???

if i do fresh installation how cold i keep my dhcp squid and iptables configuration???


cheers,


Matias
 
  


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