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Old 08-31-2008, 07:29 PM   #1
carlos_duran
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After Fedora Update System will not start


Hi,

As a new user of Linux, I just installed Fedora 9 on my system (dual boot), I allowed an automated security update and the GRUB booter now shows 3 options:

Fedora (2.6.25.14-108.fc9-i686)
Fedora (2.6.25-14.fc9.i686)
Other

For some reason, I am unable to start the system, it appears to want to work when I click see details while loading it just hangs up and never loads the default desktop, I don't know if it is a Hard Drive issue (it is new) or something with the security update that I allowed, any ideas please?

The problem is the same on either of the 2 Fedora booting options.

Thanks.
 
Old 08-31-2008, 08:12 PM   #2
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you should still be able to boot from the old kernel click on " Fedora (2.6.25-14.fc9.i686)"
and hit " enter " . Then wait 2 or 3 days for the 3d driver to show up at lvina( if installed)

odd , did you hit any button at all during start up .Doing that Will bring up that menu .
also the 2( two) fedora's listed means that there was a kernel update ,and is normal .
it looks like you DID NOT UPDATE your graphics driver for the new kernel .
Did you install the lvina repo so you can install the nvidia or ati driver for your 3d card ?
see this how to
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f9.html
and for the nvidia driver
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...f9.html#nvidia
for a ATI see
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=189227
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as to booting when you see the 3 listed , as in your first post .
---------- is this what you are doing ? --------------
click on
"Fedora (2.6.25.14-108.fc9-i686)" and hit " enter "
-------------------- if so and no boot ------------------
then try this click on "Fedora (2.6.25.14-108.fc9-i686)"
and press "e" to edit your grub.conf
find the line with "Fedora (2.6.25.14-108.fc9-i686)" and highlightthe line and hit " e " again. In it and at the end will be this
"rhgb"
delete the 4 letters and replace it with a 3 ( number 3) then hit " b" to boot
this will boot you into TEXT only
then do the how to's to install the driver or boot into the old kernel and install the driver.
 
Old 09-01-2008, 02:38 PM   #3
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It worked Thanks

Hi John,

I went ahead and booted from Fedora (2.6.25-14.fc9.i686) and it seems to work fine for now, while I work on the drivers.

Thanks
 
  


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