Not enough info, so no point
vvmarko at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 10:58:36 UTC 2011
On Friday 03 June 2011 09:03:15 n2xssvv.g02gfr12930 wrote:
> I can understand why you suggest that, but why does Fedora 14 work? The
> failure appears to occur during the kernel start up and Fedora 15 has a
> newer kernel, for Live CD, install DVD, and actual installation, and all
> fail appear to fail during kernel start up. Perhaps after Fedora 15 has
> the next kernel update another install will work.
The only scenario that I can imagine, where this kind of thing would be
possible (F14 working cleanly, F15 failing completely), would be some change
in the kernel (that goes with F15) which doesn't handle some obscure piece of
hardware or combination of pieces, that only a small percentage of people
might have (ie. only you).
I remember from one of your previous posts that you have a SCSI controller and
some device attached in your machine (it was also visible in your smolt
profile, IIRC). What is that and what do you have attached there?
I can suggest the following. Disconnect the SCSI device and try the F15 Live
KDE. Does it work? If not, please send some info on where and how it stops
(take a picture of the screen, write down what you see on a paper and retype
in an e-mail, whatever). Continue disconnecting all unnecessary hardware. The
only thing you *need* in a machine is memory, one hard disk, one CD/DVD drive
and a video card (and obvious stuff --- a motherboard, processor, power supply,
keyboard and monitor). Remove everything else, and try to boot the F15 Live
If it still doesn't work, it is either a BIOS problem or your hardware is
somehow broken in some very weird way (which I doubt, since F14 manages to
work). You may want to try resetting the BIOS to the default/failsafe values,
to see if that helps.
If at any step you manage to boot cleanly into the F15 Live KDE, install it on
the hard disk, reboot into it, do a yum update to fetch all the updates, and
then start reconnecting other devices one by one. If the system stops booting
at any point, you have found the culprit. If your system keeps working after
you have reattached everything, most probably the updates fixed whatever the
A very important point --- *please* send us *detailed* information on where,
how and what fails to work. If you don't have the technical skills to explain
the details yourself, take a photo of a screen with a failed boot attempt, and
post it. You can use a camera built into your mobile phone (or ask a friend
for one), and you can use a working F14 to put it online.
The boot procedure of a Linux system is very complicated, and it can fail in
many different ways. If you just say "it doesn't work", noone on this list can
even begin to guess what might be wrong. At the very least you can tell us
what was the final message written on the screen after which the system froze
And a social note. As you have seen --- bitching that something doesn't work,
not providing detailed info, and posting general advice to people to stay away
from F15 because it doesn't boot on your system --- will only provoke other
people on this list to label you as a troll and give up on helping you. This
is a Bad Idea(tm), since you've already driven away most of the knowlegeable
people with that kind of behavior. If you want to ask for help to solve some
problem, be polite and cooperative. If you want to vent and bitch that
something doesn't work as you expect, and give advice to others to stay away
from something, make a blog and post there, instead of posting on this list.
This is a "please help me solve a problem"-type list, and "I have a lousy
experience and a bad opinion"-type posts are not accepted well and rather
belong on your personal blog.
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