"I am having a problem with my Linux Fedora core1 box. I hope someone can help me.
After loading the latest updates. I am getting the following message at the boot up screen then the system hangs."
Your file system is broken. The Fedora boot script to fix this problem is horrible and may have made the problem worse by running the wrong version of fsck when Fedora tried to fix the problem. I can give you a generalized fix that will probably solve the problem. Try this:
Boot a rescue CD. There is a rescue CD mode on your Fedora install CD. Then run fsck against every Linux partition except swap. It is important that you tell fsck the correct file system type for each partition and you can find the file system types in /etc/fstab. So a fsck command would look something like:
fsck -t ext3 /dev/hda1
Answer yes to everything that fsck asks you. After fsck is finished look in each partition's lost+found to see if fsck put any lost files or file fragments in lost+found with a number for a name.
Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.