FC4 can't boot after updates
drn_temp2 at rogers.com
Mon Aug 1 11:43:54 UTC 2005
From: "Claude Jones" <claude_jones at levitjames.com>
> On Mon August 1 2005 7:14 am, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
>> On Sun, 31 Jul 2005, Claude Jones wrote:
>> > A friend has just been possibly bit by the bug that emerged after a
>> > recent kernel update. I read Thomas Chung's piece in the recent
>> > FedoraNews about this, but he stresses that the workaround of running
>> > Kudzu to fix modprobe.conf has to occur BEFORE the kernel update. Has
>> > anyone been able to fix a system after the fact?
>> You still have the old kernel. When you see the startup splash screen on
>> bootup, press a key. That takes you to a menu of kernels. Choose the
>> second-most recent option.
>> Then rpm -e the new kernel, run kudzu, and reinstall the new kernel.
> Thanks, Matthew. I thought of the same thing, although I'd suggested he try to
> boot into a previous kernel. His problem is that the boot gets stuck right
> before the blue splash screen, when the word "grub" briefly flashes in the
> upper left hand corner of the screen - right at that point, his machine just
> stops. Any other suggestions?
boot using the rescue CD, chroot /mnt/sysimage, cd /boot/grub.
edit the grub.conf file using your favorite editor (I use joe) and remove the
"#" in front of hidemenu and increase the timeout option from 5 to 15 or 20.
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