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Old 01-21-2004, 09:12 PM   #1
mjl3434
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Fedora hangs during boot


I just installed Fedora and I need to install my video card drivers. I've done this before so I assume I edit the boot line or whatever and add init 3 to boot in run level 3. Then I install the drivers from cd with sh NVIDIA-.... The prob is I set it to boot in run level 3 but when booting all that stuff scrolls by and it hang at this line

enabling swap space:

Anyone know what's wrong and how to fix it?
 
Old 01-21-2004, 09:23 PM   #2
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You edit /etc/inittab, and change:

id:5:initdefault:

to:

id:3:initdefault:

I don't use fedora (yet), so I'm not much help, but youmay want to make sure your /etc/fstab is correct as well. My swap reads as "/dev/hdb6 swap swap sw 1 1" and you'll obviously have to change it to wherever your swap space is set up at. Of course, this is assuming you have swap space...

Of course, check your logs (/var/log, among others) and 'dmesg' to make sure that this is truly a problem. It might be that the next thing is the real culprit, not anything to do with swap.

'man fstab' can help with the fstab file, 'man inittab' with the inittab stuff, and 'dmesg' to look for obvious problems. 'cat filename' the logs.

Last edited by scott_R; 01-21-2004 at 09:28 PM.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 09:37 PM   #3
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That would be all good and nice but keep in mind it hangs when booting. Thus I cannot really do anything.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 10:00 PM   #4
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this is odd... the problem went away on the fourth time i booted it. Too bad video card drivers still suck.
 
  


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