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Re: Can not boot Fedora 10 after moving disk to another computer



--- On Sat, 12/6/08, Tod Merley <todbot88 gmail com> wrote:

> From: Tod Merley <todbot88 gmail com>
> Subject: Re: Can not boot Fedora 10 after moving disk to another computer
> To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
> Date: Saturday, December 6, 2008, 11:11 AM
> On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 10:53 AM, Paulo Cavalcanti
> <promac gmail com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have made a clean install of Fedora 10 two days ago.
> >
> > Today, I moved the disk to a brand new computer
> > with an Intel DG45ID mobo,  an Intel onboard video
> (the previous computer
> > had a nividia card).
> >
> > The boot goes fine until the point where it starts
> anacron, and then stops
> > forever.
> >
> > The last services started were, NMB, atd, avahi, cups,
> anacron.
> >
> > I can boot this computer with a Fedora 10 on a USB
> stick, and access the
> > hard disk,
> > but it always stops after stating anacron, when I try
> to boot using the hard
> > disk.
> >
> > Does anyone have any clue about what is happening
> here?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Paulo Roma Cavalcanti
> > LCG - UFRJ
> >
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> 
> Hi Paulo Roma Cavalcanti!
> 
> My guess is that the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file is for your
> old rather
> than new computer.
> 
> You would probably find some "(EE)" lines in your
> /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> file and some things in /var/log/messages..
> 
> When you boot from the USB stick look at the
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
> on the stick and compare with the one on the disk (same
> directory and
> name and all).  Make a copy of your disk's current
> xorg.conf file and
> then edit to access the same display and video interface as
> does the
> one on your USB stick.
> 
> I think that it is likey that a ctl+alt+F1 would access the
> usual
> terminal login booting your system as it is..  ctl+alt+F7
> should
> return you to your non working X server.
> 
> Have a lot of fun!
> 
> Tod
> 
> -- 

Tod,

Fedora 10 does not create an xorg.conf by default.  It is empty.  If the user created one, then it would be there and I agree with you that "it could be" the one causing problems.  

Regards,

Antonio



      


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