Fedora 13 installation, does not boot

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 18 01:13:09 UTC 2010

  On 07/17/2010 10:17 AM, Chris Rouch wrote:
> On 17 July 2010 15:57, Vincent Onelli<vonelli at optonline.net>  wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I installed f13 on Dell dimension 8300 (with two HD 120GB for windows
>> end 320GB for Fedora) several time with 32 bit iso file downloaded from
>> 3 different place bit torrent, the iso file to install on dvd, and
>> another side 32 bit 3.1GB.
>>   The first one from bit torrent on reboot display error 17 cannot mount
>> selected partition pressing enter shows the following line:
>>   Fedora ( pressing enter here goes right back
>> to error 17.
>> The second and the third on reboot the cursor moves to upper left corner
>> the screen and stays there blinking forever.
>> By the way on this machine f10,f11,f12 all work fine.
>> I appreciate very much if some body can help, else I will be forced to
>> reinstall f12
> You could try to edit the kernel line from the grub boot menu. Remove
> the rhgb and quiet options. This won't fix the problem, but it should
> show you what's happening before the hang.
> It could be that your initramfs file is corrupt - it doesn't have
> references to the correct disks. If so, booting into rescue mode,
> chrooting to the real root and running dracut again might fix it. But
> that is just a guess.
> On my system, with a separate boot partition I'd run:
> dracut -f /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
> Regards,
> Chris

Just out of curiosity, I saved my /boot and then ran
dracut -f /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)

The initramfs file dracut produced is 18852064 bytes long,
vs the one from kernel install:             4619157

Not an expert on what dracut does, but why such a huge

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