Fedora Installation :: Unable To Boot After Install F10
Jan 17, 2009
Just installed a fresh copy of F10. After install, when I boot It goes through a screen where it shows 3 bars loading. Once the last bar (white) is finished, and fedora 10 becomes white, nothing happens. If i press any key, it will give me a msg saying something along the lines of "reading contents of drive vol000 this make take a while". I rebooted after 2 hours. When i came back, I waited 8 hours.
I have F11 running on my Acer laptop and I'd like to install F13 on a newly created partition.I have downloaded the DVD install a couple of days ago and tried to boot it using different options, but always failed. Below my attempts:
1) first option (Install or upgrade): it took a looooong time (like 4 or 5 hours) to get to the Loading vmlinuz message; after a couple more hours it was still there (with 4 or 5 dots more) and I decided that enough was enough;
2) second option (basic video driver): I tried it with and without the nomodeset option and in both cases the Loading vmlinuz message was immediate, but couldn't get past it;
3) first option (Install or upgrade) with the nomodeset option: again the Loading vmlinuz message was immediate, it added up to 10 or 11 dots and then hung;
4) I also tried to boot the same DVD on another laptop (just to rule out media problems) and quickly reached the first install screen, so the DVD is ok I think.
Note that in ALL the above described attempts, when the boot process hang I see my HD led constantly on and also the DVD led flashing.
Having a major issue with my laptop. I am unable to boot into my Vista installation.I am currently posting this through my Fedora 11 installation which I had already. If anyone is interested, the BSOD error is:
As far as I know, a '7B' BSOD is usually a hard disk error but I am 100% sure the HDD is fine as I can read and write from both Fedora and Knoppix without issue. Steps taken so far: Obviously, I have tried the usual steps of trying to start windows in safe mode, last good config, and all of the F8 options. When they failed, I used fedora to check for some solutions online (Mostly useless answers from MS) and I found one successful case when a person flashed his BIOS back to an earlier time. Unfortunately, I cant get the BIOS update I got from the Dell website to boot from a USB drive (Says invalid boot disc - the BIOS on it is in the .exe format which I can't use in linux) and I do not have a floppy drive on the laptop.
So, I put in my Dell drivers and utilities CD hoping that it would give me some option to update (Or roll back) the BIOS but there was no such option. However, it did give me a load of diagnostic options including repair options by symptom so went with the "Unable to boot from BIOS". Unfortunately, that didnt help me at all. So, I got my Vista installation disc (OEM supplied) and managed to get to the repair menu (Which I had among my F8 options anyway) but this also has the option to reinstall. Unfortunately, it states that "Upgrade is unavailable" and that a clean install is the only thing I can select (At the expense of my files and settings).
As for the repair options, the automatic recovery doesn't seem to find any errors, asks to reset and see if all is well (It isn't). For some reason, system restore doesn't detect any restore points. There are no windows memory errors detected and I have no backups. So, i'm left with a command prompt that, by default, is asking for a file in this folder: X:/WINDOWS/System32/ I have no idea where it is getting the X: drive from - I have C and D drives for windows only. As per another online guide, I tried:
Currently, I have a clean install of Windows XP (updated) on my desktop. Previously, I used a clean install of Windows 7, but ran into the same problems below. My U install problems are:
1.) Live CD will not boot upon restarting PC. As per the U documentation web site (URL) , md5sums confirmed that proper .iso copy was downloaded and burned to CD. (However, see log file below for md5 error)
2.) "Installing CD boot helper" does not work. I receive the following error message: "Could not retrieve the required installation files", and it refers to a log file. An excerpt of the log file is below.
I completed an install of Ubuntu server 11.04 last night. After the initial reboot I receive a message stating there is no boot disk. Needless to say, this was irritating. I have run Fedora 14 w/Amahi on this computer for several months but, I wanted to try something different. I am running the following:
I wanted to use server so I can setup an LV during setup, which doesn't appear to be offered with the Desktop version (during setup I mean). So, ANY help would be really awesome. I don't care which version, of the OPSYS, I use as long as it can do the following:
I am unable to change the installation location for the boot loader when installing Fedora 12 in the graphical installation mode. The 'Change device' button does nothing when I click on it during installation. I'd like to install the boot loader on my /boot partition. Is there some kind of bug that is preventing me from doing this?I am trying to install from the Fedora 12 386 DVD.
I admit that I am a noob - knows a little which makes it more dangerous than not knowing at all. in brief, I am unable to boot one of the OS out of 3 I have installed. Everything is fresh install on newly formatted partitions.
Here are the details:Two HDs - one is Sata and second is IDE. Win7 installed on IDE (sdb2) then Ubuntu 9.10 on Sata (sda2) and lastly Linux Mint on Sata (sda3). Everyone was on its place - that is - Ubuntu 9.10 on sda2, Linux-Mint on sda3 and Win7 on sdb2.
Future of the day was bright and promising until I upgraded online to 10.04. After that, I was only able to boot to Win7 (IDE drive - sdb2 - not sure if it changed at that point or not) but no nix OS on Sata sda2 & sda3. I downloaded 10.04 and installed from CD again on sda2. Well, now I am able to boot into Win7 and Ubuntu 10.04 but no Linux-Mint. Another interesting thing is that sda and sdb have interchanged/swapped. So now if I chcek it thru gparted or run boot script, Sata drive shows up as sdb and IDE is now sda. In another post, I read that grub2 does that and make IDE drive as the first drive and Sata drive as second. Well, I buy that but why I am unable to boot to second OS on the same Sata drive? Evidently, I am missing something and I take that it is mostly user error but please
I have some proprietory softwares installed on WinXP so it is very important for my work that it is up and running.
I performed a FULL INSTALL from the Live-CD (10.10) and installed grub on the windows partition. Now whenever I try to select the Windows option in the Grub menu, the screen goes blank and it gets me back to the Grub menu.
I was able to boot up the live CD and install the OS to the hard disk. *Single boot.After I rebooted, the system loads up to the Ubuntu splash screen and will "eventually" move along. The problem is that once it moves past the splash screen, it starts blacking out the screen. It looks like the screen turns on for about 10 seconds and then off for another 10 seconds repeatedly. The screen blinks like this indefinitely.This is my first attempt at installing and or using Linux so I am an uber n00b.
** Also, I am able to ctrl + alt + f1 and get to the terminal so i should be able to run any commands without any trouble.
I cannot get package installer, either Synaptic, Ubuntu Center, sodo aptitude install or plain double clicking on .deb files I have already downloaded on my PC to work.I get this:dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.When I do(even after a clear)sudo dpkg --configure. Ubuntu goes and tries to mess up with my boot configuration. wtf does installing a package have to do with messing up my lilo? I get this regardless of how I try to install the package and it makes no sense(ok, If I do this graphically, I get the same errors from a widget window)
It's become a tradition since I've installed FC6 on my machine: after each Fedora upgrade, the PC hangs at reboot because of a badly make initrd !
I found this post a while ago that helped me to solve the problem by rebuilding the initrd with the right librairies in it: [url]
So for each upgrade I've done the last 2 years I had to follow again these instructions to rebuild the initrd.
I've just finished the upgrade from F9 to F10 and I faced the following friendly message:
Allright, not a surprise in fact. While rebuilding the initrd I discovered there's no more /lib/i686/nosegneg/ directory in Fedora10's initrd. Therefore I reinstalled the libm-2.9.so library as follows:
Once the initrd rebuilt, I rebooted and faced a second friendly message:
I searched for posts reporting problems with segfault in ld-2.9.so but didn't find anything. So now I'm with a successfully upgraded fedora 10 system that refuses to boot.
By the way, I've done the upgrade using the netinstall CD, all the packages have been retreived online without errors and I think I've therefore the latest versions.
I downloaded Fedora 10 LiveCD, then stick it in to my computer. It seems to start up nicely, but then I get this error: Loading vmlinuz0.......... Loading initrd0.img........... .......ready. This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU: cmov Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU.
fresh installed F12 on secondary drive, XP on primary drive. Then swapped drives making F12 primary. I boot into F12 fine, I also get menu to boot Other but when I choose this option instead of going into XP I get error 22 no partition? I can swap the drives around & boot into windows fine. I know I must not be pointing or having F12 pointing to the correct partition for XP.
I've just installed Fedora 10 onto a box which had XP and Knoppix dual-booting. XP is on 1 HDD and Knoppix and Fedora share a second HDD. I installed from Fedora Live CD and accepted the Fedora MBR when it came to that option. I edited the Fedora MBR to show Knoppix residing on /dev/sdb1 (with Fedora on sdb2). XP boots without a problem, however, when I try to boot into Knoppix, I get the message "invalid or unsupported executable format".Following advice in other strings, here is my grub.conf file entry:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda # # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file # NOTICE: You do not have a /boot partition. This means that
Finding another post on MBR problems, I've tried, also without success, amending the grub.conf file as follows:
i have installed fedora 12(from dvd) on my laptop having window 7 OS as deafult(intel processor i330)I wanted dual boot up, so I shrink the existing C partition using window using Disk Management. And then delete the newly created volume.Clean installation of fedora.But when I tried to boot window it is showing "No C drive exist".Although from linux all hardrive is coming as one file system and all data on Drive are intact i.e not data is lost.
I have win 7 and F13 installed on my computer but I am having trouble setting up dual boot so I can choose to boot F13 or win 7. I have tried to set up grub, how to install grub and set up a dual boot so I can use F13.
just installed Fedora 15 on my system alongside Ubuntu 10.10 on My 500 GB hard disk.However on starting the computer the Fedora 15 partition gets loaded automatically. How do I access my Ubuntu 10.10 partiion? I want to have a choice at start-up which OS to use. On my previous computer when I used to have Windows and Ubuntu,a menu used to appear asking which operating system to load.
My hard disk is a 40 gb seagate drive with 3 logical partitions - C (Win 98), D (Data), E (Win XP Home). Yesterday, I decided to format Win 98 partition and install Fedora 11 on it. I used Live USB, custom partitioned for /, /boot and swap. Installation went fine until the Add/Delete boot screen came when I got multiple Unable to mount partition errors. Then I added Win XP (which was on sda6) and restarted the system. When the system booted, I selected Win XP but it didn't do anything. It showed blank screen and then reverted to grub boot loader screen. Then I selected Fedora time and completed installation and it works fine but XP doesn't boot.
Thinking something might have gone wrong, today I reinstalled Fedora. I chose "Install over previous Linux" and this time the installation went smoothly without any errors. However it still doesn't let me boot into Win XP. It gives a "Booting into WinXP in 3/2/1 seconds" and then goes blank and keeps repeating that message.
Having just installed fc13 and downloaded the KDE package I attempted to log out as user and back in as root, but I keep getting a message about the wrong password. This is odd as the same password works in terminal if I try to become a SuperUser. I have tried turning off SELinux to no avail. I cannot log in from cold as root,only as user.
install vxl-1.11 using cmake and am getting various problems like Avi File NOT found and many more files Dart,ECW,DC1394,MPEG include dir,Xerces bxml are not found. install vxl...and i would like to know what are they dependency packages required to be installed for vxl....
Hi, I attempt to install f10 via dvd. I am asked about my language and keyboard. When I move on from here I get a message. the fedora disk was not found in any of your cdrom drivesI toddle off to my laptop and the install works fine My computer has 2 drives - CD & DVD. Does this message indicate that the computer is only looking at the CD drive. I guess I need to add some options to the install command.
i have recently got a system assembled with the following configuration
intel g31 mainboard intel core2duo 2.8 proc. 4 gb ram 1 gb ati radeon hd4650 pci xpress card 160 gb harddrive with win-xp pro
i have been trying to install fedora 10 since last week but i am not able to run it in gui mode the anaconda installer tells me failed to load in gui mode and running in text mode only. i am new to fedora and am next to unknown. what should be done to get the fedora running on me computer
During installation of fedora 10 i depare with a issue that requires internet connection to proceed the installation. since i don't have a internet connection in eth0 just have one in wlan0 that is not detected by the configuration i didi not could install the fedora 10. What was my mistake, i download the Fedora-10-i386-netinst.iso to boot. Should i download another image to boot.
Last week I put together a new build:Asus p6t deluxe v2, i7 920, etc etc And installed Win7 RC which worked perfectly, however for the past couple days I've been trying to install Fedora but it seems to never work. The F11 Full disk cannot load anaconda during install, but still manages to install, however the installation cannot boot. The live disk loads, but then a black screen with eth0 and eth1 link is down pops up. So I tried other dists, Ubuntu 8.04 cannot boot, 9.04 boots and installs, but after reboot doesnt work. Anyone got any ideas as to why I cannot install Linux. Also in Win7, I cannot install Fedora as a VM. It just goes to 100% load while booting and such.
I have downloaded the Fedora 10 i386 ISO from fedora and created a DVD with Nero. On boot the machine starts to Install, carries out a media check but at the next stage comecs up with an error that the media does not contain fedora 10
Actually I found a discussion on this topic. But my problem a bit different from the discussion made over there...The major discussion in that topic is related to the Graphics Issue. But my problem is with the CPU(as my machine says so).... I am posting my screenshot herewith. Please take some time to review it. This would be grateful.
Actually the error says: "This Kernel requires an x86-64 CPU. but only detected i686 CPU. Unable to Boot - please use a kernel appropriate for ur CPU." What does this mean?? My machine has Intel Core 2 Duo t6600 processor. Is Virtualization Playing a role in this issue...??