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RE: Fedora Core 2 boot problems




> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:fedora-list-
> bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Bob Chiodini
> Sent: 05 October 2004 15:18
> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
> Subject: Re: Fedora Core 2 boot problems
> 
> On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 09:57, Darren Coleman wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I hope someone out there will be able to help, I think I have a somewhat
> > unique problem.
> >
> > I have installed Fedora Core 2 on my system successfully but when I try
> to
> > boot it after the install I get as far as the Grub loader, and then it
> just
> > sits there.
> >
> > For reference I am *NOT* dual booting or anything like it, the system
> has a
> > single IDE hard disk (no floppy drive) which is used by FC2 only.
> >
> > Whenever I attempt to boot the system, it loads the GRUB loader and
> gives me
> > the option to select the kernel I want to boot (obviously only one
> > available), then shows the following:
> >
> > Booting 'Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358)'
> >
> > root (hd0,0)
> >  Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
> > kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=/dev/hda2
> >    [Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1400, size=0x1235b7]
> > initrd /initrd-2.6.5-1.358.img
> >    [Linux-initrd @ 0x2ffb2000, 0x2d9b1 bytes]
> >
> > ..and that's it.
> >
> > No "Uncompressing the kernel".. nothing.. just a flashing cursor.
> >
> > I've tried rebooting several times as well as reinstalling, allowing
> Disk
> > Druid to automatically partition the drive, tried installing GRUB on the
> MBR
> > or First Boot Sector, etc to no avail.
> >
> > I'm totally stumped as its not a complex configuration and in terms of
> > hardware installed all that's in the PC is a plain graphics card and a
> > network card.  There is nothing out of the ordinary.
> >
> > I have never had these problems installing Red Hat 9 and have installed
> RH9
> > on several PCs without this issue.
> >
> > Anyone got any suggestions?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Darren
> 
> Darren,
> 
> Try booting in single user or init level 3.  Append 'single' or 3 to the
> kernel command line during GRUB (hit 'a' when presented with the initial
> menu).
> 
> Single or 3 should disable the quiet mode and graphical boot loader,
> though it doesn't sound like you're getting that far.
> 
> Bob...

Hi Bob,

Tried both "single" and "3" - neither did any good I'm afraid.  Same result,
just a flashing cursor.

Regards,

Daz



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