Fedora 13 installation, does not boot
harald.hoyer at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 05:00:13 UTC 2010
You might want to edit /etc/grub.conf in rescue and remove "quiet" and
"rhgb" and add "rdinit rd_NO_PLYMOUTH" to the Kernel command line.
On Wednesday, July 21, 2010, Vincent Onelli <vonelli at optonline.net> wrote:
>> From: "Darr" <darr at core.com>
>> >> Hmmmm... if grub's boot menu never appears, how do you know
>> >> there's only 1 kernel listed in it?
>> >> If grub's boot menu never appears, how do you choose to run
>> >> windows or fedora?
>> > By looking in the directory /lib/modules, while I am in the command
>> Just because there is only one subdirectory in /lib/modules doesn't
>> mean there is (or was, now) only one kernel listed in the boot menu.
>> > line in rescue mode. After reinstall again I now have in this
>> > directory only 22.214.171.124-85.fc13.i.686.PAE if run dracut it
>> > doesn't find because the PAE extension.
>> So you reinstalled, but it still won't boot from the initial
>> kernel that anaconda gives you. What messages do
>> you see when you remove the rhgb and quiet from
>> the kernel arguments at boot time?
>> i.e. we don't know that the initramfs file is bad...
>> that was something someone said *could* be wrong.
>> Still, if you've convinced yourself that's the problem and want to
>> remake that file system, just don't use the $(uname -r) variable.
>> Run e.g.
>> # mv /boot/initramfs-126.96.36.199-85.fc13.i.686.PAE.img
>> # dracut /boot/initramfs-188.8.131.52-85.fc13.i.686.PAE.img
> dracut ran OK
> rebooted, still no change
>> instead (both of those commands should be single lines that
>> begin with the root-access prompt '#'... the email programs wrap
>> them at arbitrary lengths... typically between 65 and 72 characters in
>> The first command 'moves' the original file to having the
>> extension "old" so you can compare it to the new one
>> after it's created by the second command.
>> What size is the current /boot/initramfs-184.108.40.206-85.fc13.i.686.PAE.img
>> file, by the way?
> The new 11883506
> The old 11883371
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