Latest fedora core 2 kernal wont boot!
Posted 29 September 2004 - 03:42 AM
Posted 29 September 2004 - 11:21 AM
if you have a prebuilt system, such as a Dell, Gateway...post the model number.
If this is a self built system, gve us some details on the system, such as the motherboard model, amount of ram, processor, hard drive size and any other hardware that you have on the system, especially any external hardware connected to the system.
Durig the install, did you have any problems? How did you partition the hard drive?
Is there another OS that you are running on the system that functions properly? in otherwords, are you dual-booting wndows and fedora?
The issue is that it could be a number of things, from a bios setting, faulty or inadequate power supply, IRQ conflict and any number of hardware issues.
One way to troubleshoot is to take off any external hardware on the system and see how Fedora boots. If it boots in about 1 minute, then you have narrowed the problem down.
If there is no change, we can go from there.
Posted 29 September 2004 - 03:41 PM
Posted 29 September 2004 - 03:50 PM
768 ddr ram
asus a7n8x-e delux
sound blaster audigy 2
segate harddrive 160 gig
i got a sony cd burner, toshiba dvd player
i got 2 front usb drives, and thiers a card reader attached to it(mabey thats it cause it dont work under windows either?)
and i got 2 firewire in the back
yea i had the same problem with up2date it sat thier and did nothing acting like it crashed but if u just wait an hour or so it'll finish what its doin.
Posted 29 September 2004 - 05:01 PM
Took about 30 min to get thier! and just stopped.
yup just sat thier for like 30 min and did nothing, it didn't even get to the probing for new hardware part. ;( ;(
Posted 29 September 2004 - 06:21 PM
I just booted my Fedora Core 2 box, and the next thing after, "Remounting root file system in read write mode:" is enabling swap partition. Maybe it's hanging trying to mount your swap. I can't imagine why this would be a problem, but if it were me, I'd get out the installation cd disk one, and boot into rescue mode. It will explain how as you go along. Then mount the partition that your root directory is on and do:
vi /etc/fstab [enter]
And see if something is screwy looking with the way your swap partition is listed. If it looks ok, I'd comment it out, that is, press insert, and arrow down and put a # sign in front of your swap listing, press ESC then : then x and press enter to exit vi and then see if you can get it to boot without the swap.
I may be totally off base, I'm just saying how I might try to approach the problem if it were mine.
Sorry I couldn't help more...
Posted 29 September 2004 - 11:32 PM
I notice a few things.
Take out the disconnected pci card (SB audigy?) and all connections to it totally. Don't leave it sitting in the box.
Or, reconnect it fully in the system.
Secure your video card with a retaining screw and make sure that the card is seated correctly and fully.
Disconnect the card reader from the USB slot in the front. This is likely a problem. USB2 in the front?
How is the boot now? If nogo;
Try Dapper Dan's excellent recomendation.
See if the booting speed improves a lot.
This Asus board has been problematic for some. I can't remember the specifics, but is this a KT-400 chipset or is there raid or sata support on this board?
Posted 30 September 2004 - 04:22 AM
in case you all would like to know the spec's on my system
gigabyte 7vrxp (via 333 chipset)
ati 8500 aiw
1gig of ram
tdk combo drive (dvd rom-cd writer)
1 80 gig wd
1 10 maxtor
dual boot win2000
Posted 04 October 2004 - 05:33 AM
If it were me, I'd just try a different distro to clarify whether or not its some sort of weird Fedora/kernel/hardware mismatch you're experiencing.
Mepis would be a good candidate. Its very easy to install and has excellent hardware detection.
Good Luck, and please let us help out if we can...
Posted 07 October 2004 - 04:32 AM