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Old 03-28-2005, 09:20 PM   #1
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New Fedora Install ....get error on reboot.


First time linux installer with Fedora F3. I get through the install process up until it says "remove all media and reboot"

Upon Reboot it says "setting default font...................OK"
"Starting udev............................OK" "Initializing Hardware storage network audio done....OK"
"Configuring Kernel Parameters......blink.....blink......blink..........etc. It seems to get stuck here with a blinking cursor. If I press control-c and get out of it, things will continue on, for a few lines and I get "cannot touch /var/lock/subsys/kudzu" read only and a few other read only errors.

The last one is "Determining IP information for eth0......failed. After that last error, the install gets stuck again at Starting "System Logger" for a while till I get dumped out to the "I could not start the X server" Screen


I have the following.

Asus K8v, Athlon 64 3200+, 1gb corsair twinx, Sata Seagate 250gb 7200.8 Plus, and a Geforce 5900.

I kinda feel I'm over my head already and I just got started. I did some searching around and found some items to type in at boot with little effect.

Any help appreciated
...Rob
 
Old 03-28-2005, 09:30 PM   #2
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Was one of the things you tried booting with the noacpi option? If not, try this. Also try removing all USB and/or Firewire devices rom your system. Some of them have been known to cause trouble.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 06:42 AM   #3
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Old 03-29-2005, 06:59 AM   #4
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Ok, I went through with a txt install this time and things made more sence...Lets see how far I get this time
 
Old 03-29-2005, 07:34 AM   #5
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Re: New Fedora Install ....get error on reboot.

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Originally posted by robramm
First time linux installer with Fedora F3. I get through the install process up until it says "remove all media and reboot"

Upon Reboot it says "setting default font...................OK"
"Starting udev............................OK" "Initializing Hardware storage network audio done....OK"
"Configuring Kernel Parameters......blink.....blink......blink..........etc. It seems to get stuck here with a blinking cursor. If I press control-c and get out of it, things will continue on, for a few lines and I get "cannot touch /var/lock/subsys/kudzu" read only and a few other read only errors.

The last one is "Determining IP information for eth0......failed. After that last error, the install gets stuck again at Starting "System Logger" for a while till I get dumped out to the "I could not start the X server" Screen


I have the following.

Asus K8v, Athlon 64 3200+, 1gb corsair twinx, Sata Seagate 250gb 7200.8 Plus, and a Geforce 5900.

I kinda feel I'm over my head already and I just got started. I did some searching around and found some items to type in at boot with little effect.

Any help appreciated
...Rob
Just an update, I reinstalled with the noacpi option and it still reacts the same, however I did correct the eth0 error by entering the correct information on the text install, so one problem down

Any other Ideas?

EDIT:

I got past the above problem by removing RHGN in the Grub editor.
That got me past the areas it was sticking on. I assume that when it was "configuring kernel parameters" it was just looping?

Ok, It now continues on to tell me I have a fatal IO error, and something about a smartcard failing, and then it gives me options to restart the xserver as it has failed. When I do that, I give it root pass, and it says "cannot start X server on card 0", it then says "trying with Nvidia Geforce Generic", and it fails after a few tries and goes back to the "I cannot start the Xserver (your graphical interface) It is most likely that it is not set up correcltly"

It asks me if I would like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem, but never shows me anything lol. Maybe I'm hittting the wrong buttons, but I assume when Yes is highlighted in blue that means yes.

Downloading Drivers for my card......

Last edited by robramm; 03-29-2005 at 01:24 PM.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 02:44 PM   #6
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Greetings,

I too was having the exact same problem as you when trying to boot Fedora after a clean install.

I consulted with some IT guys and they told me the kernel parameter problem was most likely a corrupt installation. I downloaded and installed a different distro (red hat) and installed the exact same components as I was trying to install with Fedora. Everything installed fine, and my system is up and running. I suggest you try a different distro as well to see if it is a hardware problem on your side or if it's a distribution problem.

I can only assume my installation ISO got corrupted while downloading which ultimately ended in me getting a corrupt kernel upon installation.

I hope this helps you some
 
Old 03-30-2005, 10:36 AM   #7
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Greetings,

I too was having the exact same problem as you when trying to boot Fedora after a clean install.

I consulted with some IT guys and they told me the kernel parameter problem was most likely a corrupt installation. I downloaded and installed a different distro (red hat) and installed the exact same components as I was trying to install with Fedora. Everything installed fine, and my system is up and running. I suggest you try a different distro as well to see if it is a hardware problem on your side or if it's a distribution problem.

I can only assume my installation ISO got corrupted while downloading which ultimately ended in me getting a corrupt kernel upon installation.

I hope this helps you some
Thanks for the suggestion. I may go that route, however, I have installed new drivers and I just have to figure out how to edit the FX86Config file. Even though this may not work, I'm learning lots along the way, so its not a total loss.

..Rob
 
Old 03-31-2005, 09:29 AM   #8
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Got it working this morning. Thanks for all the help. It just needed the video driver and a bit of editing.
 
Old 06-21-2006, 12:03 PM   #9
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I upgraded Fedora Core 3 to Core 4, and got
"HAL starting Failed" although it did not bother me too much.

then, I kept upgrading to Core 5.
Now, I got "Starting udev: Wait timeout. Will continue in the background" although it did not bother me too much neither.
After booted up, the /sbin/udevd did run.

Any idea how to fix this error?
 
Old 06-25-2006, 10:22 AM   #10
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Because one of my hard disks corrupted before, and I had to re-partition (fsck or e2fsck did not help).

It is good now.
 
  


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