Getting Fedora to work

Michael Satterwhite michael at
Sat Nov 25 15:13:10 UTC 2006

Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-11-25 at 08:43 -0600, Michael Satterwhite wrote:
>> Rikke D. Giles wrote:
>>> On 11/24/2006 08:42:49 PM, Michael Satterwhite wrote:
>>>> That said, my install runs through the point that it tries to boot. It
>>>> reaches the point that it says:
>>>> Mounting local filesyste          [Failed]
>>>> Enabling local filesystem quotas  [OK]
>>>> Enabling /etc/fstab swaps
>>>> At this point, the boot hangs and goes no further. I've noted that
>>>> other
>>>> people have reported the same problem.
>>> Hey Michael,
>>> Did you turn off SE linux?  Hmm, or maybe it's enabled by default until
>>> you hit the first boot sequence.  Anyway, that could be a problem, it
>>> might not be recognizing your drives because its not familiar with the
>>> labels given (via Kubuntu or whatever).
>> No, I didn't. Actually, I don't remember a prompt that asked me about SE
>> Linux.
> The problem is that it is called SELINUX (the cr was unfortunate) and
> you are asked whether you want to use it during the install. If you are
> having install and boot problems I would disable it. At first, at least.

OK. If I see a prompt related to SELINUX, I'll disable it. If I get
Fedora up, I'll probably be asking some questions about this.

 I'm going to try for a new install this afternoon. Being the
adventurous type, I'm now downloading the Fedora Core 5 DVD to have as a
backup if FC6 doesn't come up. Kubuntu will remain as the final fallback.


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