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27th August 2007, 10:39 AM
Hi guys, i recently installed fresh FC7 into my Dell Optiplex 320. After finish installation, then i reboot, after the GRUB selection i found out this msg n it just stay put:
root (hd0,2) Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /vmlinux ............................................
[linux-bzImage, setup = 0x1e00, size = 0x1ce763]
from here, i can't just type anything n my keyboard seem not functioning.
Dell Optiplex 320, Intel P4 HT, 512Mb, 45G -WINXP, 35G allocated for FC7, ATI video card
27th August 2007, 07:49 PM
Try taking the kernel out of "quiet" mode.
At the screen where you select the operating system to load, highlight the Fedora entry and then press 'e', which should give you a list of the options being passed to the kernel. If "quiet" is in this list, dock it out. The kernel will now dump a lot of information to the screen as it boots, which should give you a clue as to where it is crashing.
28th August 2007, 04:06 AM
i have deleted the quiet in the command and still it happens.. mind explain more details to delete this part? Thanks
28th August 2007, 05:12 AM
Try pressing 'a' instead of 'e' and docking out 'quiet' as before.
28th August 2007, 06:03 AM
Thanks.. Yes, i ve delete the quiet & it still happens. I entered the grub command prompt and entered the line one by one.. Seems it hangs after i execute the kernel command.
root (hd0,2) -> executed
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb --> it hangs
after i restart the pc n seems my Keyboard & mouse not functioning. Have to load winXP back then restart it one more time then Keboard & Mouse Ok.. Still, to load fedora have the same problem.
28th August 2007, 08:54 AM
btw, is it root (hd0,2) means the directory /dev/sda2? /dev/sda2 was detected during my 2nd installation and it is ntfs. Can anyone clarify this?
29th August 2007, 03:34 AM
Please help me. Need any advice and what i need to do in order to make fedora working as my OS. Many thanks.
BTW, i have run fdisk using rescued installation utility and it came out:
/dev/sda1 104391 Linux
/dev/sda2 78029672 Linux VM
ame out that these disk doesn't contain a valid partition tables.
29th August 2007, 04:13 AM
Do a search here for Dell, Dells are notorious for acting screwy. It might be something as simple as adding "acpi=off" to the grub boot line.....
29th August 2007, 04:32 AM
If you still received no output when the "quiet" option was removed, your boot parameters are likely misconfigured.
From the line you posted earlier, it looks like you have set up the Logical Volume Manager. I am not an expert on this software, but in the spirit of trial and error, if you did not do this deliberately, you could try reinstalling Fedora without it.
If this kind of grief is not for you, you might try Red Hat Enterprise Linux (http://www.redhat.com/rhel/desktop/) instead. It is cheaper than Windows and comes with support.
29th August 2007, 07:50 AM
Try to Reinstall FC7 with custom layout/Partitions
29th August 2007, 10:36 AM
thanks for the info.. I'll try to read more on customs layout since i need to set my own layout. I'm not sure how to do this since i'm still newbie in this linux.. Well, any articles or help on how to do the best layout are welcome.. ManyThanks!..
29th August 2007, 10:44 AM
btw, is it root (hd0,2) means the directory /dev/sda2?
No, it's the third partition on the first BIOS disk. If /dev/sda is the first hard drive in BIOS boot order, then (hd0,2) in GRUB is /dev/sda3 in Linux.
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