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Old 10-26-2004, 12:55 PM   #1
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Unhappy Fedora 2 can't boot after update

Last night I spent updating KDE and Gnome to 3.3 and 2.8.0 respectively. Everything went smoothly, dependencies were solved and both worked like a charm. However, I didn't reboot after the update of Gnome and just logged out instead and logged in Gnome right away just to make sure that everything is working and it was.
When I switched on the computer today, however, Fedora refused to start. The last message I get is "Red Hat hash version..." and then it restarts the PC.
I read something in this forum about removing the "quiet" arguments of the kernel parameters in grub's config file, so that you can actually see what the problem is. I got into rescue mode, but I couldn't find anything about that in /boot/grub/grub.conf.

Any suggestions or comments would be more than welcome.
Old 10-26-2004, 03:46 PM   #2
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if you get to the rescue mode, why not check out /var/log/messages and so on? and dmesg. I would believe there were some lines of information about the error...
Old 10-26-2004, 03:57 PM   #3
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More info

Thanks for the suggestion . I'll do that next time I boot in rescue mode.

I managed to switch the quiet boot mode off, so I got the last few lines before the computer restarts.

Warning: Unable to open initial console.
SELinux: Disabled at runtime
SELinux: Unregistering netfilter hooks
Old 10-27-2004, 05:29 PM   #4
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I think the problem is linked to UDEV, which I believe is required by Gnome 2.8(at least when I was going to update it wanted to wipe out DEV, install UDEV).

Don't know how to fix tho'.
Old 11-17-2004, 07:36 AM   #5
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Hi !

It seems that I've got the same problem. Did you manage to fix your problem ?
If you did, it would be great if you let me know how...

I bet the problem is related to SELinux' default behavior, but I'd like to get some
information first.

Thanks in advance,
Old 11-24-2004, 08:02 PM   #6
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Nope. Had no luck trying to fix it and also wanted to try another distribution, so I didn't spend much time looking for solutions.

Good luck with your problem.


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