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Old 16th February 2010, 04:36 AM
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Fedora 12 Booting Issues, Please Help

Hello,

I have installed Fedora 12 in Virtual Box few days back, didn't had any issues so far.
Today when I click start button to launch Fedora from Virtual Box, after the progress bar, GUI was not booting. I re-started again and chose verify and boot, GUI started, however I couldn't find the user which I was logging in previously.

Again I started fresh and this GUI started, but could not find the user I was logging in. It says user doesn't exist.

How could I resolve this issue? Do I need to do a fresh installation?
Are there any way I could get back to my original state?

Any help is highly appreciable.

Regards

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Old 16th February 2010, 05:15 AM
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Hello and Welcome to FedoraForum.org ,

It sound like you are booting a live cd and not from a install. If you have already installed Fedora then you just need to change the boot device for that Vbox from cd to hard drive img.

Hope this helps,

Ky
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Old 16th February 2010, 05:32 AM
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I changed the primary master to Fedora.vdi and cd/dvd is empty.
I have attached screen shot of my Virtual Box settings.

After the progress bar it shows a empty screen.
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Old 16th February 2010, 07:41 AM
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Yesterday evening I had updated power management driver on my host, which is a Win XP SP3.

Does updating a driver causes any issues?
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Old 19th February 2010, 06:28 AM
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I did fresh fedora 12 installation two days back.

Today morning when I tried to start fedora, I am having the same issue.
After progress bar, it goes to a blank screen. I didn't do any driver updates.

Please someone help!

regards
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Old 19th February 2010, 11:15 AM
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@ponic: try to hit F1 during Fedora boot to turn off graphical boot. If that helps do a 'yum upgrade' afterwords.

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Old 19th February 2010, 12:29 PM
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Thanks for the reply.

I did a yum update,still the same.

Any idea why GUI is not loading?
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Old 19th February 2010, 05:37 PM
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Hello,
If you are able to get to a command prompt, I would take a look at /var/log/messages ect. and see if you can see what the problem is. To display log files from a prompt, as root, just use a command like :

Code:
cat /var/log/messages | more
Hope this helps,

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Old 24th February 2010, 10:56 AM
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Thanks for the reply.

While I was checking the logs, I found the following:
- Warining: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.192705 seconds.
- WARNING: GdmLocalDisplayFactory: Maximum number of X display failures reached: check X server log for details.
- prefdm main process (1405) terminated with status 1.


In addition I found the following, not sure what does these mean?
- weird , boot cpu not listed in BIOS.
- SMP Motherboard not detected.
- APIC calibration not consistent with PM-Timer:120ms instead of 100ms.


Please someone could kindly suggest how could the resolve this issue.

Regards

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Old 1st March 2010, 05:25 AM
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Someone could provide any help?
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