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Old 5th November 2011, 10:46 PM
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Talking kernel-2.6.40.6-0.fc15.x86_64 won't boot. Solved.

Fresh install today of F-15 x86_64 KDE4.The install kernel-2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.x86_66 boots normally. In trying to install nvidia driver as per Leigh123's guide I ran into this:

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# yum update kernel*
Which today installs kernel-2.6.40.6-0.fc15.x86_64. But it won't boot. Never gets to login screen. Does anyone know why? Does it need other packages updated? systemd?

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Or where can I get an older kernel that will boot and will also allow for install of nvidia driver?
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Old 6th November 2011, 12:13 AM
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Re: kernel-2.6.40.6-0.fc15.x86_64 won't boot.

You should have the older kernel still on the system and should be able to choose it via the boot menu. When the new one fails to boot (get to the login screen) try the key combination CTRL/ALT F3 and see if you get a login prompt there.
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Old 6th November 2011, 12:56 AM
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Re: kernel-2.6.40.6-0.fc15.x86_64 won't boot.

There's also a 2.6.40.8-4 kernel in updates testing (at least that's where it was a couple of nights ago.). You couple upgrade and see if that solves your problem.
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Old 6th November 2011, 06:15 PM
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Talking Re: kernel-2.6.40.6-0.fc15.x86_64 won't boot.

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You should have the older kernel still on the system and should be able to choose it via the boot menu. When the new one fails to boot (get to the login screen) try the key combination CTRL/ALT F3 and see if you get a login prompt there.
Thanks. I was able to boot using the older kernel. Bearing in mind that this was an absolutely fresh install. I ran 'yum install kernel*' and new kernel-2.6.40.6-0.fc15.x86_64 would not boot. Then I did 'yum -v install systemd systemd-sysv systemd-units' and new kernel still would not boot. Then I did 'yum -v update' which pulled over 550 packages in need of update and new kernel did boot and I was able to complete installation of nvidia driver.

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There's also a 2.6.40.8-4 kernel in updates testing (at least that's where it was a couple of nights ago.). You couple upgrade and see if that solves your problem.
Thanks. I enabled 'updates-testing' temporarily and installed:

kernel-2.6.40.8-4.fc15.x86_64
kernel-devel-2.6.40.6-0.fc15.x86_64
kernel-headers-2.6.40.8-4.fc15.x86_64
kmod-nvidia-2.6.40.8-4.fc15.x86_64-280.13-2.fc15.3.x86_64

and am using that now. So I have 3 kernels installed.

Code:
# rpm -qa | grep kernel
kernel-devel-2.6.40.8-4.fc15.x86_64
abrt-addon-kerneloops-2.0.3-4.fc15.x86_64
kernel-headers-2.6.40.8-4.fc15.x86_64
kernel-2.6.40.6-0.fc15.x86_64
kernel-devel-2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.x86_64
kernel-devel-2.6.40.6-0.fc15.x86_64
kernel-2.6.40.8-4.fc15.x86_64
kernel-2.6.38.6-26.rc1.fc15.x86_64
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Old 7th November 2011, 08:10 AM
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Re: kernel-2.6.40.6-0.fc15.x86_64 won't boot.

I read (I think) similar problem here: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=270904
Possible that it is related to acpi?
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