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Old 3rd August 2012, 09:01 PM
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Fedora 17 boot problems

I'm trying to dual-boot Fedora 17 and Windows XP. I installed Fedora from the live-cd with no problem onto a second hard drive, and put GRUB2 on the first drive so it's the boot loader.

When I try to boot Fedora I get a "Cannot open file font True" message and it stops booting. I looked around and found that the error should only delay the booting, and found how to fix it. I found out that in GRUB2 I can hit 'e' and modify SYSFONT to get rid of that error. Then I boot and it loads Fedora, shows the Fedora logo, then goes to a black screen and nothing else happens.

What is wrong? What needs to be done to fix it?

Thanks for the help in advance
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Old 4th August 2012, 03:23 AM
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Re: Fedora 17 boot problems

Sadly, as you figured as well, the sysfont error can be ignored.
What might be of use is the output of:
dmesg | tail
As well as:
cat /etc/default/grub
EFI Cheatsheet :: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=298546
Video Handler Script (VHS) (mass re-encode videos, screenrecorder, console music/webradio player, ...) :: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=299182
Windows 8+ & Fedora 20+ Dualboot :: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=298161
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