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Old 12th February 2010, 04:27 AM
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[Solved] kernel-2.6.33-0.40.rc7.git0.fc13.x86_64 won't boot

Hi all. I'm not sure if it was a momentary lapse in judgement or what, but I enabled the rawhide repo last night and downloaded the updates. I used a terminal, not yumex. I was even logged out of my desktop.

After the update, I rebooted and the kernel-2.6.33-0.40.rc7.git0.fc13.x86_64 wouldn't boot. I saw another thread about the PAE version of the kernel and checked, and there is an initrd in the grub file.

What happens after I select that kernel is that I get a black screen with a cursor blinking at the top left of the screen. ctrl-alt-del won't restart, have to hard reboot. I'm now using the most recent F12 kernel- and to get that to boot I have to hit escape, or it just hangs before it gives me a login screen (but the little f logo loads...) -- that might be due to the rsyslog issue. Since I can at least boot to the F12 kernel I could just wait until the next kernel update to see if that fixes anything. But I thought I'd ask here if anyone has any ideas...

My setup:
AMD phenom 8650 triple-core 2.3ghz, 2gb ram and Nvidia graphics card GeForce 6150SE using nouveau drivers.

Last edited by CiaW; 13th February 2010 at 04:13 AM. Reason: add solved
Old 12th February 2010, 06:20 PM
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You could go to /var/log and check some of the log files to see what broke.
Old 12th February 2010, 08:48 PM
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What is the content of your grub.conf?
I have same problem, and in my grub.conf I have:
initrd /boot/initramfs-2.6.33-0.40.rc7.git0.fc13.x86_64.img
instead of
initrd /initramfs-2.6.33-0.40.rc7.git0.fc13.x86_64.img
(see this thread: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=240118

It is a bug in grubby.
Old 13th February 2010, 04:16 AM
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Oh my goodness! I saw that thread about the initrd and saw my grub had the initrd entry but completely missed that it had a /boot in front of it that the others didn't have. So I removed that, rebooted and here I am.

Now to go play with some other stuff to see if it works. Thank you!

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