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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
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 22.214.171.124
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
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
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.
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.