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Old 03-04-2008, 08:19 AM   #1
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Fedora 8 will not boot


I have a Fedora 8 server sitting on a private network 10.3.0.X that is working normally.

I need to put it on the DMZ and give it a 10.1.0.X IP address. I do the necessary IP changes through the GUI and then shut down the server. I plug the Ethernet cable from the Server into the appropriate Switch for our DMZ.

When I boot up, the BIOS seems to function and then I can see all of the Fedora Services "starting", but then it just hangs. It hangs at the Fedora Blue Screen where the only thing on the screen is the cursor arrow with the little blue swirly circling around it.

The only way I can get Fedora to boot after that, is to boot it in single user mode.

It is something with the network settings that is preventing me from booting because when I go in the runlevel 3 and 5 directories (rc3.d and rc5.d) and change S10network to K10network, then the machine will boot inside the 10.1.0.X network.

I thought that the machine might be looking for a DHCP server, but I set the NIC to a static IP, so I do not think that is it.

Does anyone know where the problem is? Am I forgetting some basic network principles.
 
Old 03-04-2008, 08:39 AM   #2
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Hello.

How many NIC cards are in it? You are on the right track as I too have seen machines behave that way when looking for dhcp. Could you post the configs for the NIC's so we can see gateways, subnet info etc. Whats the other relevant networking info as far as resolvers and /etc/hosts.

Could you see what is happening behind the blue screen, I think you hit esc to view details it may be a different service that is stuck.

hth

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Old 03-04-2008, 04:30 PM   #3
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There is a Proxy Server application (EZproxy) that I had starting up at boot time.

When I put the server on the 10.1.0.X network from the 10.3.0.X network, I forgot a few configuration files in Ezproxy that were still configured to the 10.3.0.X network.

When I stopped the EZproxy service from running at boot time, there wasn't a problem with Fedora booting up.

Whoopsie Doodle!

Thanks for the input.
 
Old 03-04-2008, 05:14 PM   #4
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So how did things go with your other "root filesystem not found" problem?
 
Old 03-05-2008, 08:51 PM   #5
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So how did things go with your other "root filesystem not found" problem?

Since my intention was to reinstall the OS anyway, I decided to just to a total wipe of the hard drive.

I don't understand why I couldn't do a reinstall in the first place even if the root partition could not be found.

Anyway, after the wipe, I was able to do a reinstall without any problems.

I don't know if that was the best solution or the most expedient, but it worked.
 
Old 03-06-2008, 01:55 PM   #6
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Well, it was definitely the most expedient ;-)

Anyway - glad it worked!
 
  


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