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Description of problem:
Version: Fedora Core 1
I'm running a dual-boot system; Windows 2k (at least until I get a
stable Linux install working) and Fedora Core 1. My system specs are
* P4 1.7 Ghz
* Riva TNT 2 video card(yep, it's old school)
* Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
* Asus mobo
I originally tried to install Redhat 9.0 and had problems with X
respawning too fast. Fedora Core seems to work fine in that respect.
I get the whole thing installed and then get the following message
when I try to boot Fedora Core:
root (hd0, 4)
file system type is ext 2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.22-1.2115.nptl ro root=/dev/hda6 hdc=ide-scsi
error 15: file not found
I'm not sure what file it's referring to.
I know that most of the problems with Fedora are supposedly with the
actual downloads/CDs, but I checked mine out with md5sum and
everything looked good, so I think my install is relatively clean.
One further thing that should be noted: I ran into problems creating
a boot disk. I tried several times and each time got an error saying
there was some error and that the disk couldn't be written to. I
tried several different disks to no avail.
In any case, I'm starting to feel like my system hates Linux--just to
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 1
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Fedora Core 1 on a similar system. I didn't do anything
Actual Results: See "Description"; this occurred several times.
Expected Results: Fedora should have booted normally. I wouldn't
really know though, as it's yet to work for me.
That's about it.
Okay, I finally got an installation to take.
I had to install Redhat 7.3 first and then upgrade. I decided first
to watch Fedora install in text mode, as it yields way more
information. It seems there was a "fatal region error in the
rpmdb"--in other words there was (and still is) some problem with the
RPM database. I got everything working sort of okay. I can't install
new RPMs with the installer, but I can do it manually just fine.
However, there are still probably some RPMs missing. Also, there are
dead links--so Fedora thinks that the programs are installed. I guess
I could go through and check every link manually, uninstalling the
programs that aren't really there...but it seems there should be a
much better way to do this.
I checked the install log, which gave me a "db4 error (-30979)
DB_VERIFY_BAD: database verification failed". I tried rebuilddb, but
perhaps I did it wrong? I then ran db_verify and I just get a list of
stuff I don't really understand, but no error messages, really.
I've seen this problem listed elsewhere, so it may be worth linking
them, just in case another newbie like me has the same problem.
This looks resolved.