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Old 01-01-2008, 09:26 AM   #1
sriram87
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startx command in FC7 reverts me back to the command prompt


I have installed Fedora Core 7. But i am not getting the GUI screen at all. I am stuck with the command prompt with the error

Code:
 INIT: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
recurring every 5 minutes.

I am not able to enter the Linux OS at all, I feel the problem is with the graphics card. Will Fedora Core 7 have inbuilt Nvidia fx 5200 drivers ?? If not how can I download and get it.

I tried to install "Envy" as per given in some forum. Worse still, I have doubt that python is properly installed at all. Every time i give the command

Code:
yum update
I am getting the output

Code:
-bash: /usr/bin/yum: /user/bin/python: bad interpreter
But when I checked it up using the command,

Code:
ls -l /usr/bin/python*
I found there is Python version 2.5 installed

Code:
s-l /usr/bin/python
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root       root     30 Dec 21 20:37 /usr/bin/python _> python2.5

Even then, I downloaded and installed Python 2.3 and patched it

Code:
[ ! -d ~/builds/work ] && mkdir -p ~/builds/work &&
cd ~/builds/work &&
wget http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.3.4/Python-2.3.4.tar.bz2 &&
tar -jxf Python-2.3.4.tar.bz2 &&
cd Python-2.3.4 &&
./configure --prefix=/usr --with-fpectl --enable-shared \
--infodir=/usr/share/info --mandir=/usr/share/man \
--with-threads --with-cxx=no &&
make &&
su -c "make install"

Still I cannot find a proper solution.

Please help
 
Old 01-01-2008, 12:55 PM   #2
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First and foremost if you can type something then you are running the Linux OS, you just cannot run a GUI interface.

Second you have an issue with your X-windows configuration that is why you get the error message and keep getting dropped back to the virtual terminal.

Third, Fedora 7 is an rpm based distribution with python 2.5 are part of the configuration. The fact that you do not are playing with python 2.3 is a mistake and causing at least part of your problems. I also have doubt that python is properly installed since you have been playing with python 2.3 and whatever else. Envy is an application for Ubuntu Linux and Debian not Fedora 7.

Reinstall Fedora 7 cleanly, do a wipe and load. Yes, both nVidia and Fedora has drivers for the video interface either should work but I'm not sure the stability of your system.

FYI: you can try running from runlevel 3 after you get reinstalled;

system --reconfig --set-resolution=1024x768 --set-depth=16 --set-driver=nv

This should give you a fairly generic X-windows configuration which you can then follow the advice from Web sites like;

http://www.fedorafaq.org/f7/
http://www.gagme.com/greg/linux/f7-tips.php

.
 
Old 01-02-2008, 01:13 AM   #3
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New Error : Kernel Panic : unabe to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

Thanks for the advise sir.
yesterday, I didnt install gcc compiler at all, which caused all those problems.
So i clean installed FC7 again in a fresh partition, (19GB) in which i used 12 GB for /root mount point, 1.2GB for swap space and remaining space I left free for using in Windows XP.

But now after the grub loads, i cannot get into fedora .
I am getting the error

Code:
Kernel Panic : unabe to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

I even wiped the RAM off static charges, but in vain. the error persists.
I want to know how to bypass this error, or bypass RAM support initially.
 
Old 01-02-2008, 01:14 AM   #4
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New Error : Kernel Panic : VFS unabe to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

Thanks for the advise sir.
yesterday, I didnt install gcc compiler at all, which caused all those problems.
So i clean installed FC7 again in a fresh partition, (19GB) in which i used 12 GB for /root mount point, 1.2GB for swap space and remaining space I left free for using in Windows XP.

But now after the grub loads, i cannot get into fedora .
I am getting the error

Code:
Kernel Panic : VFS unabe to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

I even wiped the RAM off static charges, but in vain. the error persists.
I want to know how to bypass this error, or bypass RAM support initially.
 
Old 01-03-2008, 10:33 AM   #5
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You say have left free space for installing Windows. Well you can install Windows later, but you will not have a dual boot system. You will have to use a lilo floppy for booting into linux later. XP does not offer the choice of booting from floppy ( 98 does),because windows will rewrite your MBR. So if you want a dual boot system install XP first and Linux later. From the GRUB you can choose the default boot OS. As for your problem with kernel panic, I am not sure Fedora auto allocates partition for /usr from within /(root) (Mepis /Debian does). If so the installer cannot allocate partition for one of them. But both are needed. Better try creating partitions for /, /usr and swap maually.
 
Old 01-03-2008, 11:18 PM   #6
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u got me mis understood. I have installed XP. but, had 20 gb in F drive... So i thought it would be a waste to use 20gb for fc7. this is why i used 12 + 1 gb for FC& and kept about 6 gb free for F drive XP
 
  


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