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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
    Last edited by ponic; 19th February 2010 at 09:40 AM.

  2. #2
    kyryder Guest
    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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    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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    Last edited by ponic; 16th February 2010 at 07:22 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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    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

  6. #6
    denisk Guest
    @ponic: try to hit F1 during Fedora boot to turn off graphical boot. If that helps do a 'yum upgrade' afterwords.
    Last edited by denisk; 19th February 2010 at 12:34 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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    kyryder Guest
    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,

    Ky

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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
    Last edited by ponic; 24th February 2010 at 12:41 PM.

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    Someone could provide any help?

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