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Re: f10dvd installs but won't boot



On Thu, 2009-05-07 at 13:45 -0700, jackson byers wrote:
> David:
> > My (differing) interpretation of the above is that he is reporting
> > success at reaching text login in f10. But like much of what he
> > writes, it is hard to be sure what he is actually saying.
> ----
> Craig:
> it doesn't make sense that he can't boot from his F10 installation
> directly but chainload to his FC5 installation which gives him a boot
> menu that boots his F10 installation.
> 
> That almost begs to get the full copies of both /boot/grub/grub.conf and
> compare them.
> ======
> jbyers:
> sorry i wasnt clearer:
> 1) yes, I can get a root login to level 3
>    to do this I had to boot back into fc5
>   (via the chainloader stanza in the f10 grub.conf)
>    mount the f10 partition,
>   and use emacs to put in "3" end of kernel line in f10 grub.conf.
>   Then on rebooting, i get to f10 level 3 console login.
> 
> 2) so now that i can get that root login, what can i do with it?
>    This f10 install was done using the minimum default choices
>    so i dont even know what text editors available.
---
boot F10 in runlevel 3
login as root
yum update mkinitrd
yum update
yum install system-config-display
system-config-display --reconfig

If you do all that, can run 'startx' and be happy, I suppose you are
good.

Craig


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