Fedora 13 installation, does not boot

Vincent Onelli vonelli at optonline.net
Tue Jul 20 01:00:35 UTC 2010

> From: "Darr" <darr at core.com>
> Subject: Re: Fedora 13 installation, does not boot
> On Sunday, 18 July, 2010 @14:24 zulu, Vincent Onelli scribed:
> > By runing depmod -a I got the following:
> > WARNING: Couldn't open directory /lib/modules/
> > no such file or directory.
> > FATAL: could not
> > open /lib/modules/ for
> > no such file or directory.
> > I log in "modules" directory and found only
> > "" Does this means that I need to do
> > some kind of update?
> Hmmmm.. is the default kernel installed by
> fc13 (and boots in rescue mode), though
> is usually installed  if the processor supports extended addressing,
> even if you don't have 4GB or greater RAM installed (4GB might
> be the maximum possible with the 8300; if so, PAE would not
> provide much of an advantage).
> Fedora keeps the last 3 kernels installed by default... however, there
> seems to be only 1 kernel installed on your Dell (indicated by having
> only the subdirectory present).
> Did you change the /etc/yum.conf file's installonly_limit parameter ?
> Or do you recall removing the kernel after the initial

no, it never see the boot kernel from the Dell splash screen the cursor
goes to the top left of the screen and stays there.
> Someone earlier suggested removing the rhgb and quiet from the kernel
> line in the grub menu...  then you said you had tried to edit
grub.conf - 
> I'm
I couldn't not remove any thing. Grub.conf apparently is a non editable
> sure they were referring to the boot menu that presents right after
the POST
> screen disappears, allowing you to choose between windows and fedora.
> Select the kernel, then hit 'a' to alter the kernel 
> parameters...
boot menu never appeared
> hit Enter after deleting the rhgb and quiet; that change lasts only
for one
> boot cycle. I usually just hit Esc when the GUI boot appears to see
> boot messages... essentially the same as removing rhgb and quiet
> Is there only 1 kernel listed in that menu, by the way?
> Sorry for the delay in replying - my ISP has been down most of the
By the way, the installation from the alive CD behave the same way.

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