Changed xorg.conf Fedora won't boot
I was trying to get xsane to scan. It was suggested to me that my monitor wasn't configured correctly. In /etc/X11/xorg.conf. I changed Modes to 1084x768. I saw the change in resolution when I rebooted my PC. The screen was larger and the print was smaller. However. the boot stopped with a blue screen and a mouse pointer as the only item. It stopped during the First Time Boot Configuration. I rebooted and used crtl alt backspace to get a login prompt after it had hung again. I replaced the /etc/X11/xorg.conf. I then rebooted and it still hung at the same spot. I have a dual booted PC . I am using Windows XP to make this request for help.
I did some reading and found a way to test xorg.conf which is in an X11 configuration
artcal on the web. It says to run
Xorg -config xorg.conf. It seems to work.
I see part of the yellow and blue Fedora boot page but just a the top of the page. Then the screen is black with a large white outlined large X with points on their ends. This seems to imply the xorg.conf is okay? So, why won't the boot past the First Time Boot Configuration?
I did as Farslayer suggested. I made Modes in xorg.conf to be 1024x768. I rebooted and now it is hanging at HAL daemon.
It has been fours days of digging and trying to get my system up.
I found an article "How to Repair a Corrupt MBR and boot into Linux". It had me used my Fedora 5 first CD and boot into rescue mode.
I did that and it told me to do a chroot /mnt/sysimage and then restore GRUB with the command grub-install /dev/hda. Hda is my linux drive. To my surprise /dev was empty.
When I did a ctrl-alt-backspace and logged in as root and checked out /dev hda and all the other devs were there.
So, my question now is can a use my Fedora 5 CDs and reinstall Fedora 5. What will happen to my home directory, Thunderbird files, firefox files, etc? I really want to get
Last edited by rfw; 08-03-2007 at 02:30 PM.