I did an update of my F9 installation this morning, it was originally installed off
the F9 preview disk for X86-64 and had been updated by yum/yumex
a few times. After today's update, I did a reboot and
the early stages of booting look ok but when the details list is
about done, the display went blank and that's the farthest it goes.
I can't reboot via cntl+alt+del or ssh into the machine. I was
able a few times to ping it so the network is started but
ssh is ignored. The only way to recover is to press the hard
reset button or the power button.
Because that disk had a few bad sectors as reported by smartd,
I needed to replace it anyway. So I put in a bigger disk and reinstalled
F9 preview, did the yum update but this time opted out of the
xorg updates since I suspected it was something video related.
I still got the black screen hang and could not get in via ssh.
The video card is a nvidia 8800 GT.
F9 X86-64 preview,
Asus P5E motherboard
8GB DDR2 (yes, high end development host)
80 GB PATA disk
Q6600 Core2 cpu
to test if the hardware is ok, I tried booting Ubuntu 8.04 desktop x86-64
and installed it to the same disk via resizing the F9 partition and
installing U 8.04 to the free space. That seems to work ok.b
that worked ok.