Crashing problem on firstboot, FC2 install
matt.morgan-fedora-list at brooklynmuseum.org
Wed Aug 4 21:04:28 UTC 2004
Scot L. Harris wrote:
>On Wed, 2004-08-04 at 16:31, Matt Morgan wrote:
>>I'm trying to install FC2 on my computer, a white-box with Asus
>>motherboard and hyperthreading 2.8Ghz Intel P4. I'm getting fairly
>>random crashing upon firstboot ("random" meaning the point at which is
>>crashes varies, but it always crashes).
>Have you tried booting to single user mode? Or run level 3 to eliminate
>X as the problem?
I was able to boot to single-user mode. I don't remember trying run
level 3. But it did not seem like X had anything to do with it, since
the crashes occurred at various times in the boot process ("starting
sshd," "starting cups," etc.).
>And to eliminate some of the possible hardware issues have you run a
>memory test just to make sure your memory is not flaky?
I have not, but I've been using FC1 on this computer very successfully
for a while now. But that's a good point--I'll definitely try a memory
test next time I try FC2. Thanks for the tip.
>What kind of harddrives are you using?
ATA; one WD 80Gb drive. A Sony CD-RW is on the other IDE bus.
>What does your partition table look like? Particularly the swap
>partition as it seems that may be a sticking point.
I may not remember exactly, but I think I had 200Mb of /boot, 6Gb of /
(root), 512Mb of swap (to match my RAM), and then the remainder /home.
Grub was in the MBR.
>Are you dual booting?
No, it was a clean install on formatted partitions.
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