Fedora :: First Yum Update On Clean Install Crashes System
Apr 15, 2010
I was using Fedora 9 until about 1 month ago when my hard drive crashed. I installed F12 on a new hard drive last week. Due to some other software issues (empathy), I decided I should try to get the latest updates. PackageKit kept giving errors and would not update. So, I researched and found that I needed to run " su -c 'yum update' " for the first update then PackageKit would work. I did this and after about an hour of updating, the screen went black. Nothing you can do at that point but hard reboot.
When I did that, I could only get a "GRUB" command line. I played with it for a minute but really I have no idea what to do with GRUB cmd (beyond my experience level). So I decided to wipe it out and reinstall F12. I did that, and was just working thru the updates again. Same thing happened, went to black screen. I have not rebooted it yet, but Im sure when I do, it will be GRUB again. What in the world am I supposed to do with this? I am not a Linux star, but I have been using it for around 8 years now with various distros, so I would say I have at least moderate experience.
I did a fresh install of SuSE 11.4 (WIN7 TOO) and changed my Larger HD1 to the first HD. I was installing and got this error first: the boot loader is installed on a partition that does not lie entirely below 128GB The system might not boot if BIOS supports only lba24 (result is error during install grub mbr) status loc dev/sdb6
I continued with the install and then got:
Yast2 error occured while installing GRUB ver 0.97 (640k lower/3072k upper memory) [minimal bash-like lineediting is supported? for the first word, TAB lists possible command completition anywhere else TAB lists possible completion of a device/filename] grub setup --stage2=/boot/grub/stage2 --force4-lba (hd0,5) (hd0,5) Error 25 disk read error grub> quit
I have a Dell Laptop C640 Latitude that locks up with in a min or two of booting up after I update from 09.04 to 09.10 or if I do a clean install of 04.10. I do not know if it is the laptop or the 09.10 that is doing it.
I did a clean install of Natty 32 bit on my desktop last Saturday. Now the update manager wants to remove empathy via a partial upgrade. I waited for a day to see if the issue would be resolved, but it isn't. I cannot see the changelog either. On running
I was trying to upgrade to 11.2 from 11.1 by upgrading the OS online. However my internet connection failed and the upgrade has now messed up my system. I have a dual-boot system with Windows XP and I'm wondering if it would be OK in getting the DVD and selecting update? Or do I have to change the boot log etc?
Upon boot up, I get lots of new lines added to log files in /var/log concerning apparent problems during boot up. The boot sequence does attempt to show the failure or success during each step as it transitions to the final run level, but is there a good manual or procedure on how to fix each transition, so as to cut down on the amount of pesky warning or error messages?
I am a bit concerned that running a system with warning messages is a bit like running a car low on oil. In the past the goal was to have a perfectly running linux system that came up all the way, and yes, I have seen such. This meant knowing how kernel things work, etc, but still, I would think we would want to pay attention to such things as
[ 1127.997470] ALSA usbaudio.c:1274: 2:1:1: cannot get freq at ep 0x1 [ 894.166132] isofs_fill_super: bread failed, dev=sr0, iso_blknum=16, block=16
and others and work to bring them to a minimum.
Right now I am working on things piecemeal as I go along, and it will take a lot of time.
I didn't dump the 10K's of log files into this message forum, in case someone asks to see the details, but I am just striving to have the system come up clean, and not with a message like:
Warning: Skipped 98 probes
(whatever that means?? did the kernel just mean that it knew that it is supposed to check 98 things but failed? or that 98 things should have gotten checked but didn't?)
After 8 years of using Mac, which I do enjoy, I decided to jump into the open source community. So I bought a brand new Thinkpad SL510 and installed Ubuntu 10.10 (32 bit) using the entire disk, thus erasing Windows.
The installation process was very easy and the system generally works great. It's fast and I love the interface.
Just encountered one annoying issue which I don't think I should be confronted with, using a freshly installed Unix-based OS: a few times, the system entirely froze. I couldn't move the mouse pointer anymore, the keyboard no longer responded (eg. when hitting Shift Lock the light didn't come on). Waited for several minutes but nothing happened at all. So I had to turn off the computer by pressing and holding the power button.
This has only happened a few times so far, but a few times too many. When it happened, I only had Firefox open, or Firefox and Twinkle. The last time it happened, the screen colours gradually went gray before everything came to a halt.
I want to perform a clean install on my machine - it's had loads of rubbish installed, and is a real mess. Trouble is, while I have downloaded the ISO file, I do not have any blank CDs. Is there a way to mount the ISO and run the installer from within a running system? Probably not, but I thought I'd ask in case I missed something.
When I was on Ubuntu/Debian based Linux Distros, I would open up the terminal and type sudo apt-get autoremove && sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get autoclean to clean up my system and I would also use Ubuntu Tweak to clean up as well, what commands do I use with Fedora 14 KDE to clean up my system?
I can't login due to my file-system being full. I found the main area with the large usage. Var/log is taking 99.5% of my var folder. On a full file-system scan Var/log is taking up 85% of disk use. File-system capacity is 36 gig. Temp is cleared after each boot.
What can I do to clean up any unnecessary files. I can only boot in safe mode and have limited navigation skills. To get scan results I booted a live-disc.
On two Centos5 servers, yum gives a segmentation fault error when trying 'yum update' or 'yum check-update' after running 'yum clean' :
The error is the same for the other computer except while attempting to update the rpmforge repository. Nothing has really changed on the servers in some time and 'yum update' worked fine on each yesterday and I have no idea why they would both suddenly fail!
I have problem with my printer HP Deskjet D1460. My printer is configured and works. When I send a file on the print, the printer clings a sheet of paper and starts to print, but a paper as was clean so clean and remains, after printing.
This has just been happening the last day or two. SOmetimes Google Chrome will go funny for a minute then the whole system will crash and give me the error "cannot start kmserver. check your installation".Like i said it's just the last day or two.
Since having installed Lucid Lynx, I have several complete system crashes a day, no matter which applications I am using. Lucid crashes without any error message and the system reboots. I have had no problem whatsoever with Karmic Koala (also switched from ext2 to ext4 when installing Lucid Lynx). Is there any probable reason for that or a workaround? Can I paste any logs here for anybody to figure out what might be going on? When I try XP which is also install, the system won't crash (so far...), so I don't think it's a hardware problem.
My system: Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H, AMD 780G, ATX Processor: AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ AM2 box "EE" 65W, 2x512kB Coolermaster Centurion5 Schw. CAC-T05-UW ohne Netzteil ATX BE Quiet! Straight Power 400 Watt / BQT E5 2x2048MB DDR2 Aeneon PC6400 CL 5, PC6400/800 DVD: LG GH20N bare schwarz (SATA-II) HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB SATA II ST3500320AS
The Fedora Core 8 which has been preloaded is certainly not up to scratch as all I want the laptop for is to play MP4 and AVI files. I have looked over all the threads on how to load fedora 11 (recommended version), and have gone to the Fedora site to download the files (32-bit was also recommended - running a i686 Intel Atom).
1. My issue is do I download the files onto CD/DVD, then copy those straight onto a USB and boot from there, or can I find another way to get it directly onto a USB stick without having to waste a CD/DVD?
2. There is also mention of a clean install and partitions across quite a few threads but I can't see how to do these and in what order, and are they necessary?
p.s there is no CD/DVD player on this machine so it can only be loaded from USB.
So, I currently have Ubuntu on my laptop and would like to install F12 instead.I burned a copy of the F12 .iso and set my BIOS to boot from CDROM drive, but Ubuntu continues to load and I can't seem to get the OS to load for a clean install (from the .iso, even after extraction).Unfortunatly, the BIOS will not let me boot from USB otherwise I would try that.Any ideas on what might get this off the ground?
For the last two releases I've used pre-upgrade ( F11>F12>F13 ). While F13 is working OK it's showing one or two minor glitches, such as the odd hang and sometimes part of the Gnome taskbar doesn't load. I realise these may be just F13 issues, but in case they're due to accumulated errors in two updates I'm planning to back up and do a clean install of F14 - once the feeding frenzy has died down.
The question, as posed in the title, is whether to D/L the full DVD or install from a live CD and add the apps I need. For instance, I don't need to network with my other computers - data transfer is by ' sneakernet ' with a pen drive - and I'm sure there's quite a bit else I can live without which the standard DVD install will contain, such as chat. Conversely, I'll be installing some extras such as Google Earth using AutoX.So basically, will installing from a live CD be any real benefit or will I just be making work fro myself? I frequently notice updates which don't seem to have much to do with the apps I use regularly, but they may contain essential dependencies.
I'm upgrading my duo core to a quad core. I don't have to change mobo or anything, as both are 775 socket. I don't have anything valuable in my current install of Fedora 14, so I don't mind a clean install if it'll save me a headache with drivers later. But, if it's absolutely unnecessary, I'll skip the reinstall altogether. I'm switching my duo core (E8*** series, can't remember which) for the Q6600.
So 2 days ago everything was all fine on my machine. Has been for about a month, but all of a sudden as of yesterday I have no sound, I am seeing IRQ interupts on boot, During boot I am seeing file system is not clean, , and swap space is being used for the first time while doing normal task, etc. These are 2 new hard drives in RAID 1 with ReiserFS. I should have used a newer FS but thats a whole other argument.
Anyways here we go. The system is Debian Lenny amd64 Physical RAM 4GB + 6GB swap /var/log/messages
Code: Feb 21 07:35:09 Sarah kernel: imklog 3.18.6, log source = /proc/kmsg started. Feb 21 07:35:09 Sarah rsyslogd: [origin software="rsyslogd" swVersion="3.18.6" x-pid="3994" x-info="http://www.rsyslog.com"] restart code....
LIVECD of 11.3 Gnome works fine in my old PC. I installed several times and each time system freezes/crashes during boot. I am linux newbie, so, I am trying to figure out my problems. In Livecd I noticed Hardware info list's my SATA disk as IDE. Driver Modules: "ata_piix"Attached to: #24 (IDE interface). Is it right? I have posted Hardware information output in 01: None 00.0: 10105 BIOS [Created at bios.186] - Suse 11.3 install problem My machine specs are: Intel DG31PR motherboard, Intel core2duo, 3 GB DDR2 Ram, 250 GB SATA harddisk
kpackagekit warned me about a distribution upgrade to FC12in order to set things in motion i have to press the upgrade button is this action completely safe?since my FC11 is working like a charm, and i consider to upgrade to FC13, depending on the fact if i can build kernel drivers for kernel 2.6.32-,, that is still in the testing repo'smy idea is to upgrade all available packages from testing when fc11 is EOL, and i will see what happends after this upgrade, if my system crashes or whats so ever, i will install FC13.
I just installed F14 on my thinkpad R61 notebook and I am not able to completely browse the web. By that I mean that I can connect and access and browse fedora.org (from firefox) and I can install software and updates but no general browsing. I can successfully ping [URL] in a terminal but I am blocked in a browser.
I tried both hardwired and wireless connections to my router, same issues with both and my desktop machine running F14 works just fine (hard line) on the same router.I also tried disabling the firewall and it does not change anything.
I love it but I have a problem that someone can hopefully help me troubleshoot. The system intermittently crashes, the screen freezes and nothing works except the mouse pointer which can be moved but not used. Is there a way for me to diagnose this
I have random crashes since I upgraded from Fedora 11 to Fedora 12.I searched the internet to try to find the root cause of the problem.I created this bug report:URL...However, no comments were added how to solve the problem.Enabling msi for nvidia and hda-intel made the system much more stable. But I still experience sometimes crashes.I do not know how to enable msi for uhci_hcd:usX, which is still sharing interrupts with ata_piix and ehci_hcd:usbX.Have you some hints? I hate it when my Fedora Linux system is crashing randomly.
I wanted to replace the Nouveau with the proprietary Nvidia driver. I removed Nouveau and changed to console mode with "init 1". Realizing that i did not properly save the binary file i switched back to graphic mode with "init 5" only to have the system freeze. I rebooted and chose the usual kernel in the grub menu. The system continued to load but froze right after the Fedora logo (which hides the textual loading details) finished loading. I can not even switch to a console with ctrl-alt-F1.