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Re: FC5 update to kernel 2187 hangs at bootime



On Thu, 2006-10-05 at 13:54 -0500, john bray wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-10-05 at 16:27 +1000, George Pappas wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I have had some troubles with FC5 on an intel board using the radeon 
> > xpress 200 chipset, after searching forums i was informed that a bug was 
> > introduced just before the official release regarding the kernel not 
> > loading non-GPL modules which the nvidia.ko is a part of ... so I did 
> > then install in text mode .... booted the OS changed xorg.conf to run 
> > the "vesa" driver and all was sweet!!
> > 
> > My real problem is that I decided to update the kernel from 
> > 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 to 2.6.17.1.2187 ... i am not able to boot into this 
> > kernel it hangs when it attempting to start the services... i am 
> > assuming that another module is not been loaded and thus hanging.  My 
> > system specs are;

having the  2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 kernel implies a newly installed FC5 with
no updates.

Did you do a "yum update yum" followed by a "yum update" to make sure
everything was properly updated?   Or did you just do a "yum update
kernel"?

If the latter then it is not surprising that it is hanging.  Not
everything got updated and a lot of stuff may be interfering. 
If the former and it is still hanging it may not have completed the
update properly.

What I have done to fix either one is boot back to the original kernel
in run level 3, then repeat the yum update to finish it as cleanly as
possible before booting into the newer kernel.

Although my system is not necessarily the same hardware wise as others
it seems to work for me.

One other thing that can be a real problem is failing to update the
video driver and X before booting into the new kernel.  That can
definitely cause an apparent hang.

> > 
> >   Intel Pentium D Dual Core 805 2.667Ghz 533FSB 2x1Mb cache LGA775 CPU,
> >   512Mb DDR2 533Mhz memory,
> >   Intel D102GGC2L motherboard,
> >   Intel High Definition Audio,
> >   High Performance 80Gb SATA II 7200 8Mb cache HDD with NCQ,
> >   ATI Radeon Express 200 graphics,
> > 
> > I'd appreciate any hints as how to resolve this issue.
> 
> my athlon 2200 box will not boot this kernel either.  but it sure hangs
> up earlier in the process (see my earlier posts looking for help a week
> or so ago).
> 
> i was attempting to move from kernel 2174 to 2187. my 2187 was/is a
> pristine rpm'd kernel.  no 3rd party drivers in it at all. 
> 
> this doesn't seem to be a good list to get much help with kernel
> problems.
> 
> john
> > 
> -- 
> cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.
> 


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