Bug 733710 - Fedora 16 Aplha 1 Live CD cannot login
Summary: Fedora 16 Aplha 1 Live CD cannot login
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution
Version: 16
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: Bill Nottingham
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-26 14:59 UTC by jolo
Modified: 2014-03-17 03:28 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-01-04 22:18:28 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
dmesg of 64-bit Live boot (71.29 KB, text/plain)
2011-08-28 17:24 UTC, Peter H. Jones
no flags Details
selinux output (3.92 KB, text/plain)
2011-08-28 17:25 UTC, Peter H. Jones
no flags Details
dmesg output (68.69 KB, text/plain)
2011-08-28 18:41 UTC, Peter H. Jones
no flags Details
selinux alert with i686 (3.91 KB, text/plain)
2011-08-28 18:42 UTC, Peter H. Jones
no flags Details

Description jolo 2011-08-26 14:59:36 UTC
If I  try Fedora 16 Aplha 1 as Live CD, then the following message appears:

"Oh no! Something has gone wrong. A problem has occurred and the system can't recover. Please log out and try again."

If I do that, then the same error appears again. I had that error on two PC's and one laptop. The laptop is a Lenovo ThinkPad R61i 8932GMG.  
I did download the Fedora-16-Alpha-i686-Live-Desktop.iso The checksum was OK.
And I did use the boot option Verify and Boot

Comment 1 Peter H. Jones 2011-08-26 15:17:28 UTC
I am seeing this problem too on a couple of systems.

Comment 2 Peter H. Jones 2011-08-28 13:08:02 UTC
I have found I can get into single-user mode by using the tab key at boot time to edit the boot command line and add a 1 parameter. I believe I used the Basic Video line to start with.

I was able to use the Internet in line mode and mount the hard disks. When I typed exit, the system tried to start Gnome 3. It complained that my display hardware wasn't modern enough, and then started X logged in as liveuser. I got an Selinux violation, but when I tried to display it, the fixing strategies were readable, but greyed-out and not clickable, so I haven't saved this info.

The ability to use mode 1 makes it possible to apply a temporary fix at each boot.

Comment 3 Peter H. Jones 2011-08-28 17:24:19 UTC
Created attachment 520239 [details]
dmesg of 64-bit Live boot

Comment 4 Peter H. Jones 2011-08-28 17:25:27 UTC
Created attachment 520240 [details]
selinux output

Comment 5 Peter H. Jones 2011-08-28 18:09:27 UTC
Tried downloading the new firefox 6 as offered. I was offered a  generic .tgz file that I could not make work in a few clicks. I suggest waiting for Fedora to release its version.

Comment 6 Peter H. Jones 2011-08-28 18:41:19 UTC
Created attachment 520242 [details]
dmesg output

Tried i686 Live on same machine. With normal boot, light bulb sequence went to end, but machine just stopped. CTRL-ALT-F2 showed a blank screen.

Rebooted with basic video. I spotted a call trace go by, which I am posting. The text nearby refers to a potential race condition in login, so maybe that's why login sometimes fails. Also got a SELINUX alert that I will post (looks like the previous one).

Comment 7 Peter H. Jones 2011-08-28 18:42:09 UTC
Created attachment 520243 [details]
selinux alert with i686

Comment 8 Bill Nottingham 2012-01-04 22:18:28 UTC
Sorry about the lack of response. Please try with the final release, and reopen if that does not work.

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