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Old 10th March 2005, 08:25 PM
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Fine until Folding at Home

Issue type : Newbie

I've managed to get Fedora Core 3 loaded, updated and running. At least until I tried to set it up so the Folding at Home program would run at startup.

Following the instructions in the Fedora Basics FAQ I added a line to my /etc/rc.local to start the program up from my usr/share directory.

I can see the Folding at Home program beginning, but then the system freezes trying to set up the swap space.

How can I boot to a point where I can remove the line from my /etc/rc.local file?

Thanks.
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Old 10th March 2005, 08:34 PM
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You need to reboot your system,

towards the beginning of the boot you will see an option to press I to go interactive.

Keep pressing it till you are asked if you want to load x module, keep saying yes to loading all of the modules, there will be a few of them, when it asks you if you want to load local say no

your system will then boot completely.

when you get into a working system edit your rc.local
Code:
gedit /etc/rc.local
and add a & to the end of the line that you start folding.

this allows the folding program to run in the background and your system can continue to boot.

Dave
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Old 10th March 2005, 08:35 PM
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Use the rescue mode. Boot from the install disk and type: "linux rescue" at the prompt. Then remove the offending line - or add the missing '&' to the command to allow it to run in the background - as I suspect is the issue.

I've had a pretty detailed howto at: http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=18393 for quite some time now. Many of us have decided to use the gkrellm plugin gkrellfah (thx skoona) instead of my published method. My method was created before gkrellfah and is still a good choice if you want to run Folding in the background at every boot.

hth,
Jason
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Old 10th March 2005, 08:37 PM
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Oh I output the contents of the log to a seperate log that will be overwirtten at each boot.

here is my rc.local file
Quote:
#!/bin/sh
#
# This script will be executed *after* all the other init scripts.
# You can put your own initialization stuff in here if you don't
# want to do the full Sys V style init stuff.

touch /var/lock/subsys/local

cd /usr/share/fold
./foldme.exe > /usr/share/fold/fold.log &
Dave
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Old 10th March 2005, 08:37 PM
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Dang - ya beat me to it
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Old 10th March 2005, 08:42 PM
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it was close jtang

I remember I had a similar problem, forgetting the &

Dave
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Old 11th March 2005, 09:20 PM
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Thanks to both Dave and Jason. The support in this community is great. I hope to keep learning until there comes a day when I can answer someone else's question.

Thanks again,

Dave
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