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Old 11-08-2004, 01:51 AM   #1
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FC2 can not start alone (in non-interactive mode)


I have installed Fedora Core 2 on a new pc. Installation was smooth. At the first boot, I thought that machine can not boot since there was no response after message 'Grub loading stage 2...'. After scratching everything for two days, I learnt that I had to be patient for 20 seconds. :(
Anyhow, now fedora can boot but here's another problem.

Fedora can not start alone.

After interactive menu prompt, if I let the system go on alone, the screen switches to 1024x768 resolution (monitor says that) and hangs up there. No mouse cursor, hdd activity, ctrl+alt+del etc.

On the other hand, if I enter to interactive mode, by pressing 'i', GUI starts (I don't know if that gui is part of X) and asks questions of interacitve mode. I just let it continue and all the [OK]'s and system works fine.

I need this machine as a server and it should be booting itself.

What should I do to make the machine start alone?

How can I see what the machine is trying to do when it hangs up?

Any help is appreciated.


Old 11-08-2004, 01:57 AM   #2
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Check your /etc/grub and remove any reference to 'rhgb'.
Old 11-09-2004, 12:59 AM   #3
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Removing 'rhgb' from grub.config worked. System comes up with no X. Thanks.

But now, when I 'startx' the same thing happens. System hangs up and needs hard reset.

When I 'xdm', everything seems ok.

Is this a bug or what? Shall I report it?

Good day,



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