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Old 02-23-2010, 02:04 AM   #1
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Update Meltdown!!!


First of all thanks for your time and help, I'm new to Fedora and to the forum! My problem is this, I was updating Fedora using yum, the updates were in the process of installing when I got up and tripped over my power cord and of course cut power to my computer killing it and interrupting the installation. I plug my computer back in and boot it back up. I make it to the blue Fedora loading screen with the blank Fedora symbol that fills with white while loading; loads fine but before the user login screen appear Fedora melts down. The screen goes black, the cursor appears with the circle loading timer, and some form of terminal is there were I can enter text but no commands like SU or whatever seems to work. Any ideas, thanks?
 
Old 02-23-2010, 02:40 AM   #2
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When the screen comes up, hit ctrl+alt+F2 and a terminal will appear.
Login as the user.
Type su after logging in.
Do the following:
Code:
yum -y update <name of desktop environment>
Let it run.
More than likely, there will be a command for you to follow, run it.
You will also need to add a single user login to your boot menu.

http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&q=...ra&btnG=Search

You can also ask how to set it up in the Fedora section of linuxquestions or at fedoraforums.
 
Old 02-23-2010, 03:24 AM   #3
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Mr-Bisquit, I tried to follow your intructions but I ran into some problems. First of all I was unable to get a terminal when I pressed ctrl+alt+F2. What I got was this:

Fedora (2.6.31.12-174.2.19.fc12.1686.PAE

Fedora (2.6.631.5127.fc12.1686.PAE

I can get a command line that stated I was able to do GNU Grub minimal bash like line editing I entered the command you recommend, it was unrecognized. Is it me pressing ctrl+alt+F2 at the wrong time? After the Fedora blue bootscreen when the user login screen should appear the system goes wild and dosen't responed to anything that I can find.
 
Old 02-23-2010, 04:19 AM   #4
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Try the install disk and boot into rescue mode.
You'll be able to edit grub.
Follow the directions.
Comment out the new entry for PAE and allow the old entry to boot.
If vi i the editor- eg vi /boot/grub/menu.lst then esc+i inserts a character. The pound sign hould be inserted just before the pae kernel entry before each line.
Something to the effect of:
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boot: rescue
< line of text, follow commands, mount directory>
vi /boot/grub/menu.lst
<grub menu>
<at Title do the following>
<esc+i> # <esc>
<do the same for the root and kernel entries to this>
<esc+1>#<esc>
<type :w! and hit enter then :q!
Exit from rescue shell and reboot.
 
Old 02-23-2010, 05:41 PM   #5
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I tried booting in rescue mode and got to the console and the code created a directory but no avail when I booted back up some problem. Is there a way to update my graphics drivers within the resure console to get Fedora back or should I just start from scratch and install the OS again?
 
  


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