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Old 04-20-2006, 12:57 PM   #1
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FC5 booting problem....


Hi buddies ,
I installed FC5 on my system and was working fine.After some days when I reinstalled (fresh installation)FC5 on my system ,after completing installation when PC rebooted it stucked at a point (when it shows PCI controller devices listings ).I tried to reinstall again but faced same problem.
Plz help me !!!!!
 
Old 04-20-2006, 04:21 PM   #2
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You need to post the last messages you see. That may give some clue.

When you post for help, provide as much detailed information as possible if you really expect a helpful reply.
 
Old 04-21-2006, 05:16 AM   #3
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You need to post the last messages you see. That may give some clue.

When you post for help, provide as much detailed information as possible if you really expect a helpful reply.
uhmm... After booting PC it shows screen where at the bottom side press Del to enter setup line displays.After that it shows all PCI controller devices and then Grub loads.But bfore loading grub os stucks.Even reinstalling OS dosent solve the problem.
It doesnt displays any error or message.I hope you can understand hte problem.
BTW thanks for u r reply.
 
Old 04-21-2006, 08:13 AM   #4
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Question Have u tried re-installing GRUB

You may have to re-install GRUB the only prob is if u already re-installed FC5 then in theory GRUB should have re-installed as well so it's a bit of a mystery, but you said u got further last time, is that true?

Could be a hardware problem???

Please reply with more details
 
Old 04-21-2006, 10:29 AM   #5
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But before reinstalling very 1st time , it was working fine.I will try to install other distro and reply.
Thnx for reply.
 
Old 04-21-2006, 11:55 AM   #6
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Your fresh install may not be truly fresh. Should format the partition so that all the old files are removed. If FC5 doesn't work the second time it could be because you are retaining some previous files.
 
Old 04-22-2006, 03:31 AM   #7
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I format my partition everytime while installation thatswhy I reffered it as a Fresh installation.
 
Old 04-22-2006, 03:37 AM   #8
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Hi,

Did you also format your MBR? What about your BIOS, maybe you should reset it.

regards,
 
Old 04-22-2006, 03:38 AM   #9
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I'm not terribly familiar with grub, but it could be that the first time you installed in to the master boot record and subsequently installed in elsewhere. Then the installation of grub that gets loaded might be looking someplace the OS isn't. Might be worth a shot. If you're not even getting to grub, however, it's probably not a linux problem.
 
Old 04-22-2006, 04:22 AM   #10
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The proof of the pudding is in the eating so why not boot up a LiveCD, make a temporary directory in /mnt, mount your FC5 partition on it, chroot to it and restore Grub again. Work every time for me. Out of the 97 installed Linux in my box 60 of them use Grub. Among them are FC2, FC3, FC4 and FC5

Assuming you use IDE disk hda and FC5's /boot is hda6 the commands to restore Grub from a booted up Linux off any LiveCD (and in root) would be
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mkdir /mnt/temp
mount /dev/hda6 /mnt/temp
chroot /mnt/hda6
grub-install /dev/hda
exit
reboot
Replace hda with sda if your disk is a Sata instead of an IDE.
 
Old 04-22-2006, 02:31 PM   #11
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I partitioned my hdd (whole hdd by taking imp. data backup)and tried to install.This time FC5 boots without any problem.

Thanx for spending your valuable time .
 
  


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