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Old 10-03-2005, 10:53 PM   #1
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Linux boot hangs

I have XP installed on C:/ and I installed FC4 on D:/ a couple days ago.

Everything was working fine, then after booting up Linux twice and not changing anything in the settings, it now hangs on Linux startup. XP startup is the same. I'm using Grub. It does this:

Starting udev: [OK]
Initializing hardware... storage network audio

and that's as far as it gets every time.

I can't enter interactive startup. And I already searched the forum for this problem and found a thread for it but there wasn't really an answer anywhere. I'm new to linux and so I don't even know how to start troubleshooting this.

Any help would be appreciated.

Old 10-04-2005, 12:50 AM   #2
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Linux boot hangs


Maybe you can try to boot in failsafe mode. If this work, you can try normal boot and disconnect some hardware pieces that may give problems.
I had similar problem with multicard reader on USB port.
Old 10-04-2005, 03:09 AM   #3
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If you are a newbie, your probably not comfortable enough with the console to try to troubleshoot the problem from there. So I would suggest simply reinstalling FC4. Hey, it's a new experience for you, maybe you made some little mistake somewhere which caused a serious problem, or maybe FC4 is having a serious reaction to some troublesome hardware you have installed.

BTW, did you update FC4 after installing it?


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