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Old 03-03-2005, 07:09 AM   #1
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FC3 stop on first boot

This morning I installed the FC3,the install went well,then reboot,and got some kind of initialization problems.

It stopped at "Initializing hardware... storage network audio".I waited for a long time and rebooted,but it was stopped at the same point.So I reboot again an again.And it always stopped here.

Is there any problem with my sound card?I have two sound cards,one is the on the Motherboard and another is a creative sound blaster A2.But there is nothing wrong if I install the RH9.

My computer info:
Aopen AK86-L Motherboard with onboard LAN and sound,
AMD Althon64 754 3000+
1024MB infoneon DDR400
ATI 9800SE
120GB HD with 4 partitions
30GB HD as a whole
2048MB swap
20GB for FC3
Old 03-03-2005, 07:17 AM   #2
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Hmm.... I've tried to reboot my computer while F3 was booting up and then it wouldnt let me boot again because of some boot up error. But try reintalling F3 and see if the boot up will work this time.
Old 03-03-2005, 09:12 AM   #3
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I had been try that,buy didn't work...

Old 03-21-2005, 10:14 PM   #4
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Sounds like X

At the grub prompt, hit e and edit the kernel line you are booting, remove 'rhgb' and boot it.

Then you can log into the console after the system boots up. You may first be prompted with some log errors to review. Check them out. Then, log into a console...

Run system-config-display and see if it sets up a better X config file for you.
Old 03-24-2005, 11:49 AM   #5
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Unhappy same symptom on my system w/FC3

Did anyone ever figure this out?

My system hangs in the same spot. I have tried removing the "rhgb"; tried to boot in single user mode (using 'single'), but the kernel ignores that. It does react to 'emergency' but then I am using a read-only file system and can't modify the rc.sysinit file (where the init process seems to hang). I also tried 'telinit 1', but the /dev/initctl device does not exist. Not even mknod '/dev/initctl p' works (to enable talking to init), because the file is removed upon boot.

This is really vexing. This machine (P3 1.1gHz) has run older distributions of Linux. Have tried reinstalling with every permutation of sound, no sound, etc.

I guess what I really need to be able to do is get into a usable single-user mode, with a rw file system so that I can change the /etc/inittab file and boot at runlevel 1. I think I can hack it out from there.

Old 03-24-2005, 12:32 PM   #6
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mount -o remount,rw /

see man mount for details

When done,
mount -o remount,ro /
init 6


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