Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 133849
Grub works fine, the problem is FC2 hangs after initializing the swap.
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:10:02 EST
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Description of problem:
I installed FC2 on my AMD900 system. I installed it using the custom
option, and once completed, rebooted the system. Grub came up, I
selected "Fedora Core 2" to boot, and the boot process began. The
kernel loaded, the Press "I" for Interactive Setup message appeared,
and then the mounting of the file system was started, and completed.
However, whatever the step is that occurrs after the mounting of the
Swap partition hangs. It just stops cold, no error message, nothing at
all. The first time I tried to boot the system, my screen blanked
completely, the second time I pressed 'I', and I was able to see the
last item that the system was able to successfully complete.
I installed Fedora using the graphical interface, and
auto-partitioning(though I did double-check the partitions before
allowing continuation of the install).
Fedora was installed on /hdb1. A Quantum 18 GB hdd that is solely used
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the system
Actual Results: Nothing
Expected Results: Command line should have appeared...eventually
Has anything been figured out on this apparent bug yet? It's been
quite some time, and I would like to run Linux, but it is kind of hard
when the system won't boot...
I have this same problem with installing fc2 on a compaq proliant 800
Dual SCSI 4.3GB drives
fc2 install runs great, but on reboot after install and every
consecutive reboot afterwards, the boot hangs at Enabling Swapspace.
The last message I see is:
hda: attached ide-cdrom driver
I have a feeling that there is a problem with the fact that the CDROM
is the only thing on the IDE channel and fc2 is installed on the SCSI
drives as the default boot files are usually located on hda?
Can anyone help? Thanks.
I will post if I figure out how to fix this...
I found out the problem with my installation, and since you seemed to
have the same scenario, you may want to try this as well.
Boot from the first CD again and enter:
After it finds your operating system and gives you the command prompt
vi (or nano) /etc/X11/xorg.conf
This should open up your x window configuration settings. Go down to
the video settings and compare them with your chipset on you video
board. If they do not match, then try changing the values. Worst
case scenario, change the video driver to "vesa" (default driver) and
you should be able to get x windows started and then can mess around
with the settings later.
Let me know if this works for you, cheers.
I'll try that in the next day or so. I've got meetings tomorrow, so
hopefully I'll have a chance to play with it on Thursday.
Fedora Core 2 has now reached end of life, and no further updates will be
provided by Red Hat. The Fedora legacy project will be producing further kernel
updates for security problems only.
If this bug has not been fixed in the latest Fedora Core 2 update kernel, please
try to reproduce it under Fedora Core 3, and reopen if necessary, changing the
product version accordingly.