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Re: system crash



May be you can try to boot from Fedora CD and type
'linux rescue' to see what happens in your system.
Hope it helps.

Bartolomeus

--- Richard Ayer III <rwa1 cec wustl edu> wrote:
> I hate to make a post like this, but I'm totally
> confused.
> 
> I've been using FC2T1 since it came out; until now
> the only real problem I'd run into was X crashing
> due to psaux.
> But, today I downloaded kernel version 2.6.3-1.106
> as well as about 500 other updates (I had already
> downloaded all of the XFree86 updates the day before
> and had no problems). But now I cannot boot the
> system with any version of the kernel. The X server
> starts up, but the screen just turns black with the
> 'X' cursor. Then I press Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get to the
> login screen, and the system is hanging just after
> the step where the swap space is activated/mounted.
> So, I can never anywhere near a login prompt to try
> to diagnose the problem.  One other thing: when I
> downloaded all of those updates, I did it in two
> groups; the first group had the kernel updates, all
> lib* updates, and I think systembase (something like
> that), and the second group was everything else.
> When I started up2date for the second group, it
> couldn't show the little pictures on the 'forward',
> 'back', and 'cancel' buttons (the blue arrows and
> red X). Then I restarted gkrellm and it said that it
> could load some .png files. So I reinstalled libpng
> (I think version 1.2.5) and logged out of KDE. The X
> server wouldn't start and give me the blue login
> screen; so I rebooted, and haven't been able to get
> into Linux since.
> 
> If anyone sees any of the symptoms I've mentioned or
> has any ideas, I would greatly appreciate any help I
> can get.
> 
> TIA,
> Richard Ayer III


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