What is the boot deal with media DVD...?

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What is the boot deal with media DVD...?

Post by moto526 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:41 pm

Okay so I just installed Fedora 8 with the media DVD and now I am booting into a comand line, how can I get to a gui? Do I have the wrong DVD for what I want?

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Post by Void Main » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:10 pm

Booting to a command line? That shouldn't happen. What does the command line look like or say? It doesn't get to either a GUI or non-GUI login prompt?

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Post by moto526 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:16 pm

Yea it loads everything (on a black screen) and then gets to a login in... I enter the root password and then it looks like the terminal.... Nothing like the Fedora installs from before.

Here is what I downloaded.
Install Media
x86_64 - Install DVD http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/f ... 64-DVD.iso

Do I need the Gnome Live Media DVD?

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Post by Void Main » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:19 pm

No that's the correct DVD (assuming you have a 64 bit machine and really want to install the 64 bit version). Maybe it had trouble with your video chipset. Or maybe it just booted to runlevel 3 for some reason (runlevel 3 is non-graphical). Log in as root on the text login and type "init 5" and see what happens. If that doesn't do anything try typing "startx".

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Post by moto526 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:28 pm

Here is what the login looks like.

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fedora release 8 (werewolf)
kernel 2.6.23.1-42.fc8 an i686

Localhost login:

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Post by Void Main » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:29 pm

Yes, login as "root" and type those commands I said. You should have had to set a root password when you installed.

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Post by moto526 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:48 pm

Yea x won't start, there is problems with my xorg so I am going to try something different with that machine I think.

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Post by Master of Reality » Sun Dec 09, 2007 11:09 pm

in my school computer lab we installed fedora 8 for a class, and when it boots up on some of them it goes to TTY1 instead of tty7 (where X is started)

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Post by Void Main » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:42 am

That's weird MoR, never seen that before. I think there are a lot of oddities with the new Fedora 8. Moto, maybe you could try Fedora 7? The Jury is still out for Fedora 8 for me. The last few releases I've upgraded all of my machines to the latest version within a week of it coming out. So far I have only upgraded my laptop to Fedora 8 because I ran into a couple of problems I've never had before, one of them being X related.

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Post by Calum » Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:16 am

how long is it till we get a user version of fedora 9?

my scanner needs fedora 8 to work (well, the version of hplips is the one packaged for fedora 8 and if installing it on earlier versions it has a stack of fedora 8 dependencies...) but if there are "issues" then i would rather wait, especially since it'll be buying a dvd, which'll cost a few bob.

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Post by Void Main » Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:05 pm

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/9/Schedule
08 Nov 2007 Fedora 8 Release
08 Nov 2007 Fedora 9 Planning Begins (Features considered for approval)
15 Jan 2008 Fedora 9 Alpha freeze (non blocking)
24 Jan 2008 Fedora 9 Alpha release
04 Mar 2008 Fedora 9 Beta freeze
04 Mar 2008 Fedora 9 Planning Ends (No new Features considered)
04 Mar 2008 Fedora 9 FEATURE freeze
04 Mar 2008 Fedora 9 string freeze
13 Mar 2008 Fedora 9 Beta release
13 Mar 2008 Allow Fedora 9 pre-branch
31 Mar 2008 Fedora 9 translation freeze
08 Apr 2008 Final Development freeze
08 Apr 2008 Branch all packages for Fedora 9
10 Apr 2008 Fedora 9 Preview Release
22 Apr 2008 Release Candidate 1
29 Apr 2008 Fedora 9 final release

In addition to the test releases, the nightly trees will usually be installable.

After Beta release, weekly snapshots will be attempted each Friday.

Historically Test and General Availability releases happen at 10:00am Eastern US Time, which is either 1400UTC or 1300UTC depending on daylight savings.

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Post by Calum » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:30 pm

unfortunate, i can't be bothered to wait till april to use the scanner so fedora 8 it'll be, which means unless it's awful i'll probably be there till fedora 10 or 11.

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