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Old 11-30-2009, 11:04 AM   #1
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trouble booting from Fedora 11 & 12 Live KDE CD


I have been trying for days to boot into Fedora from a live KDE CD.

I first tried F12 and then reverted to F11 which gives me exactly the same problem.

Firstly if I just let it boot I get to a login screen for Liveuser and I have been unable to find the password for Liveuser. Root did not work either.

However I found that booting into runlevel 3 and then loggin as root did not require a password. So I set a password and then try and startx but all I get is the Fedora loading screen which eventually freezes. At this point I have to manual restart, ctr+alt+backspace no longer works.

I am running it on an old celeron 2.6GHz with a Gig of ram and onboard graphics.

Please could someone help.
Old 11-30-2009, 12:39 PM   #2
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'Liveuser' does not have password. Boot with F12 live cd and when you reach login screen just click on 'liveuser'. You should be taken to the desktop.
Old 12-01-2009, 01:39 AM   #3
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I have searched the liveuser password issue extensively and it seems that on some configurations, it is not possible to log in automatically. Something happens which requires liveuser to have a password. Dont ask me how but it is so. I have two different computers and on both (with F12 and F11) liveuser needs a password. When I use the same CD's on my laptop it does log right in without passwords. Very strange??

However that is not my question. My question is how can I configure X so that it starts without hanging? I have tried "Xorg -configure" but when I test the config file I get a black screen. When I try startx it hangs.

Is there anyone who is able to assist?

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