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kenhow 07-22-2008 10:33 PM

Hello and a problem after an update on Fedora
Hi Everyone,
I'm Ken from LA. I just loaded Fedora 8 a couple of weeks ago and just about had it set up the way I like it, when an update came along and looks like it updated from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9.
No when I try booting, X starts, gives me a cursor, then the background, then a black screen and repeats the sequence until I kill it.
The motherboard is an Elitegroup P4M900T with 1 gig and 2 80 gig ATA hard drives. Using the built in video and network.
Is there a way to either back out the latest changes or get the system up so I can reload Fedora 8? I'l like to not have to format the partitions so I don't have to download all the packages that I installed again.

ronlau9 07-23-2008 01:43 PM

If you have the install Cd of Fedora 8 than it is possible to overwrite Fedora 9.
But be sure it use the same space on the HD as Fedora 9 , I make remark because I do not know if have a other OS installed.

kenhow 07-23-2008 09:22 PM

Thanks. That machine is dedicated to Fedora. Nothing else is on there except a bunch of RPMs that I download.

John VV 07-24-2008 01:32 AM

fedora 9 would not just install it's self , you would have needed to do some extraordinary measures to do that
maybe you mistakenly turned on the fedora.testing repo
run as root

su -
yum repolist
-- output --
fedora      Fedora 8 - i386                          enabled
livna      Livna for Fedora Core 8 - i386 - Base    enabled
updates    Fedora 8 - i386 - Updates                enabled

"fedora-development.repo" should NOT be listed
nor should "fedora-updates-testing.repo"
if they are give this a try

yum list installed | grep fc9
and remove all fc9 rpm's then reinstall the fedora 8 ones
but if 8 and 9 are mixed then it may be imposable to fix

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