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Old 08-18-2009, 08:07 AM   #1
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Hangs on boot after interrupted poweroff


The dual boot was working – with the exception of the sound card. Problems started when I hit a key on the keyboard - WiFi button - while the pc was shutting off and the poweroff was interrupted. I used the power button to shut down.

I have dual boot setup – XP and Fedora 11 on a laptop. Now upon boot, I get the screen for choosing which OS to run. The options are
Fedora 2.6.29.6-217
Fedora 2.6.29.4-167
Windows

Booting either of the F11 OS’s results in only the following screen –

8169: eth0: link down
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
iwlagn 0000:0e:00.0: firmware requesting iwlwifi-5000-1.ucode
iwlagn loaded firmware version 5.4.1.16
Registered led device: iwl-phy-phy0:radio
Registered led device: iwl-phy-phy0:assoc
Registered led device: iwl-phy-phy0:RX
Registered led device: iwl-phy-phy0:TX
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready

There is no command line prompt. Ctrl Alt F1 and Ctrl Alt Backspace result in nothing.
I use Ctrl Alt F5 to get a login prompt and am able to login as root and move around in the directories.

In the Xorg.0.log file there is the following -

(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
(EE) No drivers available..

The last line in the /var/log boot.log file is -

Starting atd: ESC [60G[ESC[0;32m OK ESC[0;39m]^MESC[60G[ESC[0;32m OK ESC[0;39m]^M
(END)

The command rpm -qv pavucontrol says pavu is not installed.

I’ve tried booting with an Ethernet cable connected and it seems to recognize the connection. However after the command - yum install pavucontrol - the next screen says dependencies resolved, and asks if I want to download 7 packages. After y there is -
error downloading packages. – no mirrors available. The internet connection is through a Russian server.

I mounted the cdrom, inserted the distro, negotiated over to the DVD, and tried

yum localinstall pavucontrol
rpm –ihv pavucontrol

and I get the message file not found


XP boots ok.

Last edited by overthere; 08-18-2009 at 11:24 PM.
 
Old 08-19-2009, 03:34 AM   #2
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Why don't you first try and do a 'find' on the DVD for the 'pavucontrol' first? Just to make sure.

find /<media path> -name pavucontrol

Then, 'cd' in to the directory and try executing it again?
 
Old 08-20-2009, 10:42 AM   #3
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I've tried using the 'find' command line, and XP 'search' on the distro.
I;m still unable to locate a pavu* file.
At the web site
http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/fedora/....8-1.fc11.html
I dowm\nloaded and tried to install the rpm files - the reply was an error mesage that stated unable to open file.
 
Old 08-20-2009, 10:57 AM   #4
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I am sure you're trying to do all this as root :-), just a doubt since you mentioned "unable to open the file".

What sort of permissions do you see against this file after you've it on your box?
 
Old 08-22-2009, 08:33 AM   #5
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This time confirming - roger on a root login -

The permissions on the downloaded files are all 'rwx' - however...

The installed Fedora is 'fc11.i686.PAE'

The site that is displayed after a 'yum install' shows columns 'ARCH' of i586 and a 'repository' fedora
Error message after running the command is 'failure...fedora: (256, no more mirrors to try.')

The downloads that I tried to install are version '...x86_64.rpm"
Error message after running the 'yum localinstall' command is...not a compatible architecture x86_64

Would it be a good idea to try 'Rescue' or 'Install or Upgrade' from the distro? The distro labeled x86

Last edited by overthere; 08-22-2009 at 08:51 AM.
 
Old 08-22-2009, 08:42 AM   #6
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So I guess you've answered your query yourself :-) - that there is a compatibility mismatch between the RPM you're trying to install and your installed version of FC.

And what exactly do you have in mind by trying to carry out a rescue task?

What I'd think about doing here is - considering of course that you've nothing to lose by reinstalling - try to get hold of the installation source for the right architecture as that is what I see as the underlying problem here. And that, only if there are no avenues for procuring the right RPM - as that'd definitely be the less tedious option.

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Old 08-22-2009, 09:02 AM   #7
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[QUOTE=overthere;3653501]This time confirming - roger on a root login -

The permissions on the downloaded files are all 'rwx' - however...

The installed Fedora is 'fc11.i686.PAE'

The site that is displayed after a 'yum install' shows columns 'ARCH' of i586 and a 'repository' fedora
Error message after running the command is 'failure...fedora: (256, no more mirrors to try.')

The downloads that I tried to install are version '...x86_64.rpm"
Error message after running the 'yum localinstall' command is...not a compatible architecture x86_64

Would it be a good idea to try 'Rescue' or 'Install or Upgrade' from the distro? The distro is labeled as x86
 
Old 08-31-2009, 11:14 AM   #8
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Thanks - officially not sure how to post that....
 
  


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