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RE: Never-ending boot progress



> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com 
> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Antonio M
> Sent: 10 February 2009 08:32
> To: Community assistance, encouragement,and advice for using Fedora.
> Subject: Re: Never-ending boot progress
> 
> I'd check what's in the logs for more info.
> 
> Perhaps previous posts will give you some ideas.
>      http://markmail.org/message/vuhpgbf2dequw3o5
>      http://www.mail-archive.com/fedora-list redhat com/msg18616.html
> 
> ~af

Aldo.
Eventually had to use dmesg to get logs - message/mail are all zero
length. Only log is anaconda
Nothing in it apart from a failure to load agpgart

> 2009/2/10 Chris <chris1 noreply googlemail com>:
> > Sounds like quite a weird problem which is never a good sign... Some
> > slightly obvious suggestions that might help:
> >
> > 1. Try the "linux rescue" image from the installation CD/DVD.
> > (Probably called something else now involving the word "rescue".
> > 2. Do the recommended "chroot /mnt/sysimage".
> > 3. Check the logs - /var/log/messages is probably the only one of
> > relevance. That might tell you what's wrong, otherwise....
> > 4. Try changing your default runlevel to level 3 by editing
> > /etc/inittab and changing
> >
> > id:5initdefault:
> >
> > to
> >
> > id:3initdefault:
> >
> > If things work at that level, you know it's probably some issue
> > related to the GUI, i.e. probably graphics drivers. You 
> seem like you
> > know your stuff so apologies if I'm stating the obvious but thought
> > I'd put it down anyway in case it helps!
> >
> > Cheers, Chris.

Chris.

Interestingly there is no /etc/inittab !
Am placing a good one and testing...

> have you tried ro have full boot verbose report removing 
> related option??

Antonio
What related option? I have a boot log (see dmesg stuff above) but with
no obvious errors.

> and have a look to this bug that is for rawhide but it might 
> apply to you.
>  Bug 479525 -  Kernel .29 doesn't complete booting in Rawhide

Can't see anything in there related :-/

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