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Old 29th December 2007, 03:43 AM
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Exclamation Fedora 8, first time boot problem- post installation

hi,
i recently tried to install fedora core 8 on fedora 7. it was a new installation (not upgrade). the installation was successful. it asked me to remove the DVD n restart. after i restarted i got the grub and all the services started. i even got the cursor at a perfect resolution. i waited for a long time but was of no use..

i thought that there might b some problem with the disk or image.. i made some 4 dvds from 3 mirrors. i took a dvd n tried to install it on my friends laptop same (64bit). it successfully got installed. so i think there is no problem with the dvd nor the image file.

please help me out!!
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Old 29th December 2007, 09:06 AM
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Hello all,

I have a similar problem with my install.
I tried both 32 bit and 64 bit image... both give same problem.

Install seems to perform with no error (yes, i did test the media and they turned out ok)
Upon the first reboot the system hangs on "Grub Loading stage2...

What can i do to resolve this?

HK.
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Old 29th December 2007, 09:21 AM
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This might help you.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Bugs/F...=Bugs%2FCommon
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Old 2nd January 2008, 12:44 PM
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Thank for your help...

Unfortunately the problem is not listed in the bugreports...

Several internet searches pointed me to reinstalling grub with grub-install
all to no avail.
Configuration files grub.conf & menu.lst seem all in order...

Something else i can try?

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Old 2nd January 2008, 01:00 PM
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I think it actually might be yum-updatesd personally. You might want to try jumping into console and trying to remove from boot.

Code:
service yum-updatesd stop
chkconfig yum-updatesd off
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Old 3rd January 2008, 05:02 PM
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StrikeForce,

Could you pls elaborate on what Yum update service has to do with grub not booting the system?

HK.

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I think it actually might be yum-updatesd personally. You might want to try jumping into console and trying to remove from boot.

Code:
service yum-updatesd stop
chkconfig yum-updatesd off
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Old 3rd January 2008, 08:19 PM
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Anyways, I did the following
1. booted in rescue mode
2. removed all partitions using fdisk
3. installed Fedora Core from DVD using only sda for partitioning part
....
Still: Grub Loading Stage2 kept staring me in the Eye
....
Some more info
DEVICE.MAP
Code:
# this device map was generated by anaconda
(hd0)     /dev/sda
MENU.LST
Code:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd0,0)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
#          initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora (2.6.23.1-42.fc8)
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.23.1-42.fc8 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-2.6.23.1-42.fc8.img
GRUB.CONF
Code:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd0,0)
#          kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
#          initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu
title Fedora (2.6.23.1-42.fc8)
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.23.1-42.fc8 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
	initrd /initrd-2.6.23.1-42.fc8.img
Output of fdisk-l

Code:
Disk /dev/sda: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xb8bab8ba

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1          25      200781   83  Linux
/dev/sda2              26        9964    79835017+  8e  Linux LVM

Disk /dev/sdb: 81.9 GB, 81964302336 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9964 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xb8bab8ba

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
All this seems to be in order, but then again i am relatively new to linux

Any suggestions on how to fix this?

HK

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Old 3rd January 2008, 11:52 PM
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If you have removed the partitions you won't be able to boot into linux.

The yum-updatesd is a program that runs yum when your computer starts to make sure that there are no updates. What we are doing in the commands is stopping it now and then stopping it for the future.
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Old 4th January 2008, 10:03 PM
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Ofc, with no partitions a computer won't boot... lol

I did a reinstall afterwards and disabled the yum-updatesd as you suggested...
Still... Grub Loading stage2...
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Old 4th January 2008, 11:23 PM
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My recommendation is post a bug report at http://bugzilla.redhat.com
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