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Re: problem with 10 upgrade

On 4/20/2009 3:42 PM, dcooke efn org wrote:

>> 2009/4/18  <dcooke efn org>:

>>> During reboot after upgrading to fc10 from a DVD,
>>> service smartd gives this message

>>> init: prefdm main process(3034) terminated with status 1
>>> init: prefdm main process ended, respawning......
>>> ..
>>> init: prefdm respawing to fast, stopped
>>> init: Re-executing /sbin/init

>>> ..hangs at this point.

>>> Does a single user behind a modem need this service?
>>> Can I turn it off at GRUB?
>>> what's a good way to fix it?
>> I think you might be wrong about the real cause of that error...
>> prefdm is trying to run your preferred Display Manager... but it's
>> not working. Smartd might look like a suspect just because it's the
>> last thing started before init finished (if you look, it's probably
>>  /etc/rc5.d/S99smartd - same priority as running rc.local)

> Sam,

> What is rc.local?

> How would I change or turn off to get it to boot?

> Is this an Xserver thing/display problem?

>> So if you do get it to finish booting,

> It just keeps on respawing and looping out of control...then locking.

>  you'd probably be missing
>> graphical stuff - either because your graphics hardware isn't
>> supported or it hasn't been detected properly.

> Sam,

> I was running fc5 before the upgrade and it was booting okay
> leading me to think it might not be 'dectecting' properly.

> How can I make it boot properly?

> Should I do a full install?

> David

Did you not say that this was a Live-CD? A Live-CD does not do an upgrade. A
Live-CD is a complete format and install the CD contents. No package
selection. Nothing. Aditional ackage selection and tweaks come after.



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