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Old 03-06-2008, 02:49 PM   #1
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Unhappy Boot Fail. Fedora 7

Hi All,
back again , and as far out of my depth as usual. :-).
An NEC Versa laptop running Fedora Moonshine was plugged into a broadband connection in error, I wasn't there at the time but the pluggie reports that he "thinks" the machine did some reconfiguring .

The end result is that the machine goes through a normal boot up procedure up to the point
where it would normally bring up the log on screen.At that point it just sits and spins its little wheel....apparently for as long as your happy to let it.

I'v been through all the log messages and can find no startling errors although I may be missing something of significance through inexperience.

The machine ,on start up has in the start up screen the following ? error ? message...

Starting PC/SC Smartcard daemon (pcscd) : (Traceback most recent call last)
File "/usr/sbin/setroubleshootd", line 71 in <module>
from setroubleshoot.server import RunFaultServer
File " /usr/lib/python 2.5/site-packages/setroubleshoot/", line 35 in <module>
From setroubleshoot.analyse.import
File " /usr/lib/python 2.5/site-packages/setroubleshoot/",line 35 in <module>
From setroubleshoot.avc_audit.import "
File " File " /usr/lib/python 2.5/site-packages/setroubleshoot/
from setrouble.signature import AVC. AvcContex

Value Error Bad Marshall Data :

The above might not be dead accurate as I'm typing from computer to computer as the stuff rushes by on the screen.Is there any log in which this stuff is recorded word for word ?
Have had a good look and can't find it.

Any help GREATLY appreciated
Old 03-06-2008, 04:09 PM   #2
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I may guess what happened. Your Fedora "sensed" the internet and attempted update/upgrade. Probably your "pluggie" did not let it finish? As a result the installation is in an unstable state. You should log in from console as root (does Ctrl+Alt+F2 work?) and fix it manually.
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In a terminal window, enter dmesg. That will show boot messages from the point that logging of messages begins.

Other than than, as root, explore logs in /var/log.

You could also try the Fedora install cd. It may offer the choice of booting from the cd or the hard drive. Choose the hard drive. Then mount the Fedora partition and chroot into it to see if you can re-configure the network connection.

You may also be able to do the last step from a liveCD distro.


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