Re: Fedora will not boot
From: tk (timk_at_harbornet.com)
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 23:19:33 -0700
Robert M. Riches Jr. wrote:
> In article , tk wrote:
> >I noticed a few postings about boot problems but did not see any
> >I installed fedora okay and then went to boot the machine....
> >It gets to the point of "Type 'I' for interactive..." and then appears
> >to start X and promptly hangs. I left it for 1/2 hour and nothing
> >happened. ctrl+alt+f1 or f2 or even del does nothing.
> >Does anyone know what is going on? What do I add at the boot prompt to
> >avoid this?
> One step toward a solution might be to boot to runlevel 3
> rather than 5, which means no X. If X is the problem, that
> should at least get you to a running system. Boot from the
> installation CD, using the "linux rescue" command. Then,
> mount your root partition, find file /etc/inittab, find the
> 'initdefault' line in the file, and change the '5' to a '3'.
> Then, unmount the partition, shut down, and attempt to boot
> Good luck.
> Robert Riches
> (Yes, that is one of my email addresses.)
Thanks, that helps! I was able to boot up the system. If I try to startx
the system locks up and when I try to test the X-windows using X
-probeonly I get the following:
(WW) R128: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:1:1:0) found
(EE) R128(0): No DFP detected
So, it looks like the problem is with starting X-windows. Any chance you
have any ideas on what is wrong here?
I tried X -config put that did not produce a good config file either.
This config file comes up with the same error and more.