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Old 05-17-2006, 08:16 AM   #1
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FC5 - After last shutdown system will not boot.

Hi All -

Don't know what I did wrong but after shutting the system down last I cannot boot. I can't even boot from a cd, floppy or even get into the BIOS to change the order where to boot from. (Which I know was set to CD considering this is how I orig. installed FC5 in the first place.)
When I power on the system, the screen stays black and the hard drive spins and then nothing. This is a brand new install.

My goal was to install FC5, get familiar with the environment before doing anything else. I have made no changes and have done nothing other than that and now feel like a moron b/c I can't for the life of me figure what is going on?! I was going to try and reinstall but I can't even get the system to boot to a cd or floppy?

If I have done something I shouldn't have, call me dumb but please please point me in the right direction.

Thanks in advance!
Old 05-17-2006, 08:52 AM   #2
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Problem Corrected - Hardware related

After pondering a few minutes. I thought about it and realized this wouldn't be an o.s. issue especially if it isn't making it to the POST. So I had an a-ha moment, changed the CMOS battery and what do you know everything booted as it should.

Sorry for the dumb question. I should have known better but I guess in my bit of frustration and "new to Linux" mentality I just didn't think clear enough.

Thanks anyways!


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