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Old 09-24-2014, 01:05 AM   #1
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Problem with starting Fedora


Hi,
While i was working, it showed me an option to install updates. I clicked OK, it installed up to 55%. After that it did not go beyond for 7 mins. I thought it got stuck and i rebooted the system. But it showed me only first screen page. Then i rebooted again but this time i selected the rescue option but for last 20 mins its still showing the first screen with "f" symbol. I am using Fedora 20. Can some body please help me? I dont have access to CD. However i can download software from internet. But i want to avoid reinstallation. Please guide me.

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Old 09-24-2014, 02:34 AM   #2
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Long time since I used Fedora, but my suggestion is this:

Reboot. When the grub screen comes up, press "e" on the keyboard (to edit the kernel boot parameters). You should get a text box on the lower part of the screen. Enter "init 1" or "init s" (without quotes). If the systems boots, it will boot into runlevel 1 (superuser mode). You may be required to login. Login as root.

Then run yum-complete-transaction, to complete the last transaction(s) in progress at the time it got hung up.

Then try to run yum update from the command line to see if the system resumes updating.

If all goes well, startx and login to your desktop.
 
Old 09-25-2014, 12:53 AM   #3
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Hi,
I tried:
Code:
grub> init 1 or init s
It says:
Code:
error:can't find command 'init'
Right now i am in grub. Please guide me how to exit. I have tried
grub> quit and grub>exit
Some body please guide me.

Zulfi.
 
Old 09-25-2014, 01:19 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zak100 View Post
Hi,
I tried:
Code:
grub> init 1 or init s
That is not what bigrigdriver asked you to try. He suggested you try this:
Code:
init 1
and if that didn't help to try this
Code:
init s
So try each command separately and see if one or the other helps solve your problem.
jdk
 
Old 09-25-2014, 01:22 AM   #5
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Hi,
I have tried each of the command separately but on the grub prompt i.e
Code:
grub> init 1
and also
Code:
grub>init s
Should i try "boot" (with out quote at grub prompt)?
Pleae guide me.

Zulfi.

Last edited by zak100; 09-25-2014 at 01:25 AM.
 
Old 09-25-2014, 01:27 AM   #6
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Yes, I meant from the grub command line. And how did the system react when you gave the "init 1" command? The same question for the "init s" command.
Yes, you can try boot and see what happens.
jdk
 
Old 09-25-2014, 01:33 AM   #7
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Hi,
It says the same which i posted earlier:
Code:
error:can't find command 'init'
I am now trying "grub>boot".

Zulfi.
 
Old 09-25-2014, 01:44 AM   #8
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Hi,
I tried
Code:
grub>boot
It says:
Code:
error: you need to load the kernel first
 
Old 09-25-2014, 02:48 AM   #9
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You need to use the "linux" command to load the kernel.
Code:
grub>linux
You can find a list of available commands here.
jdk
 
Old 09-25-2014, 03:06 AM   #10
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Hi,
Thanks for your continuous help. This time i got following error:
Code:
error: filename expected
Zulfi.
 
Old 09-25-2014, 04:08 AM   #11
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At this point maybe a fresh install would be the best answer.
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