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Old 03-19-2015, 03:21 PM   #1
stevephd
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yum update caused problems


Hello
I installed fedora 18 on an older apple computer (i.e. replaced the operating system with eight cores). To make a long story short, I did a "yum update" which took hours to complete, but when I attempted to restart my system, I now get the Grub boot loader coming up and showing that the fedroa3-11.10-100fc18x86_64 OS is staring up, but then suddenly the screen goes black and I get a weird message:

" radeon 0000:02:0:Invalid Rom content
system[1]:Job multipathd.service/start deleted to bread in g cycle starting with basic./start"

So, I then place on a USB containing the original fedora 18 I installed earlier, but now, I cannot, using the Grub Menu, to locate the usb or the cd option.

I have tried looking at sites on line for help, but so far nothing has worked...

Can someone help me...I am a Newbie.
Thanks
 
Old 03-20-2015, 04:47 AM   #2
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" radeon 0000:02:0:Invalid Rom content
system[1]:Job multipathd.service/start deleted to bread in g cycle starting with basic./start"
Multipath failed, does it boot on the local drives (does it have local drives?)? If it boots with a blank screen, can you access it remotely? If you can't (no sshd) then if you're using a video card, take out your card and use the default hardware video controller.
There isn't anything to connect the two errors (in my mind, anyway) they may be unrelated and a result of your kernel upgrade. If you can get into the box, you can run an "lsmod" and see if the new kernel loaded the appropriate drivers for the hardware.
 
Old 03-20-2015, 11:08 AM   #3
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Yum update problem

It does have its own local drive (HD). When it boots up, I get first the fedora logo (on the monitor), then the grub menu and I can access grub by typing "c" for command line..that is I get..
grub>
When I type in "ls" it gives me local drives hd0 hd1 but also (hd1,gtp1)..not sure what this latter means...

Yes, I can access the computer remotely using ssh.

I tried placing in a different video card..with a more modern monitor and this didn't work at all...In fact the monitor would not even come out of sleep mode when I booted the tower up...

When you say "get into the box" you mean get to the grub command line??

Basically, now I am just trying to get back to ground zero where I started with fedora 18 without updates...

Thanks so much for your comments and I hope this more information helps...
 
Old 03-20-2015, 01:51 PM   #4
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installed fedora 18

that right there is the problem

fedora 18 and fedora 19 are BOTH dead and unsupported
the current is fedora 21 and fedora ONLY supports any one version for 13 months

fedora 22 will be out very soon and 30 DAYS after that fedora 20 ALSO will be unsupported

do not use UNSUPPORTED versions of a operating system

install the current fedora 21

then see if you still have a problem

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I did a "yum update" which took hours
all that did was install 3 gigs of the very last updates that there WERE for 18 when it went END OF LIFE

you might as well uninstall yum
there have been NO NEW updates and there NEVER will be any


Quote:
When you say "get into the box" you mean get to the grub command line??
so you are seeing this
Code:
GRUB>
or are you refering to the normal terminal as grub

Last edited by John VV; 03-20-2015 at 01:54 PM.
 
Old 03-23-2015, 02:20 PM   #5
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I can get to the GRUB> in the normal terminal...That is all I get..From there I am trying to find other drives and I cannot. As per your suggestion, I am now trying to install another OS (e.g. Fedora 22 or even RedHat enterprise), but I cannot find any menu giving me the option to boot-up from a CD drive or USB...I tried starting up the bios menu by pressing "c" when I powered up the tower. This is what an Apple OS web-site suggested since I am using the hardware (tower) which originally contained an Apple OS.

Do you know how to get to the other drives and over-write the present OS with another one from a CD or USB???

Thanks for your help...becoming desperate...
 
Old 03-23-2015, 04:12 PM   #6
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RHEL 7.1 is NOT FREE !!!!!

you DO NEED to buy the REQUIRED support contract
-- or you NEVER be able install software on it ( without extreme extra effort)
The Standard one year support contract is $299 / year

or

install the FREE rebuild CentOS 7.0 ( 7.1 is do out soon)

also fedora 22 is still in TESTING and has NOT been officially released

and might not work well on older hardware
 
Old 03-25-2015, 10:58 AM   #7
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Yum update problem

Thanks John

I have Red Hat on two other machines (enterprise 5). I am just attempting to get this "one" machine going with Fedoara 18. This OS installed without a problem while some other attempts with newer versions of Fedora failed.

So, all that I want to do is "re-install" fedora 18 but without being able to get to the USB drive to boot up I cannot do this. I contacted "Apple" and they said "press" the "c" button upon start-up and this would take me to the Bios-like start up, but this did not work!

Being a linux guru, do you know how I can start my machine up and gain access to the Bios to "re-install" Fedora ?

How would you go about "re-installing" fedora 18???

Really appreciate you assistance !!
 
  


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